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Unlike previous reports, in 123 patients with abdominal injury or surgery significant and persistent hypokalemia was observed only after traumatic or surgical injuries of the liver. On the contrary, in all other extrahepatic abdominal trauma or operations kalemia was normal. This discrepancy may be related to the much greater abundance, in comparison with(More)
It is often difficult to differentiate acute pancreatitis (A.P.) from some other acute abdominal diseases, when there is an elevated serum amylase. In contrast, the renal clearance of amylase, expressed as a percentage of creatinine clearance, can separate patients with A.P. from patients with acute colecistitis, common duct stone without pancreatitis,(More)
Personal experience of the intra-operative use of oesophageal manometry in cases of hiatus hernia is presented. Using this system the pressure in the air cushion surrounding the L.E.S. can be adjusted to avoid any complications due to overtight or overlax surgery. Various types of post-operative tests confirm the value of the technique.
In the last years, intraluminal techniques and instrumentations grown from the primitive concept of balloon angioplasty, have made an incredible leap among these techniques, Laser assisted balloon angioplasty plays, in selected cases, an important role in the treatment of vascular occlusive disease. The focus of this report will be to present the(More)
Out of 436 patients operated on using aorticobifemoral grafting, 60 cases (mean age 66) had an extra-peritoneal approach to the abdominal aorta. 28 patients underwent aorticobifemoral revascularization, three of them had, in addition visceral artery grafts. In the 60 cases, perioperative mortality was 1.7%. The extra-peritoneal approach to the abdominal(More)
The onset of jaundice as an atypical, early clinical symptom of traumatic hernia of the right diaphragm is described. Jaundice has never been reported in the literature as a symptom of herniated diaphragm. In this case, it was caused by a twisted main bile duct after herniation of the right lobe of the liver through a wide thoraco-diaphragmatic opening. The(More)