Maurizio Cervellera

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Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the intestinal tract, occurring in 2% of autoptic studies. The case of an 85-year-old man referred to the Emergency Surgery Unit for intestinal obstruction and lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding is reported. Surgical exploration revealed a complicated Meckel's diverticulum full of(More)
The acute intermittent porphyria is a rare but very interesting disease from the surgical and anaesthesiological point of view. On the basis of recently observed case the Authors review clinical and pathophysiological data of this entity simulating a variety of acute abdominal conditions and involving important problems from the anaesthesiological and(More)
BACKGROUND Iron overload in patients with thalassemia is a common feature which requires continuous chelation therapy and monitoring. Serum ferritin determination is widely accepted as a simple method for following iron load in patients with primary hemochromatosis; however, several reports on thalassemic patients emphasize that ferritinemia is not accurate(More)
AIM Colorectal cancer's (CRC) incidence occupies the second place among malignant tumours in men and the third place in women. The aging of the population raises new questions on the management of CRC in octogenarian patients. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of age (≥80) on treatment and surgical outcome of colorectal cancer. (More)
An interim report evaluating the feasibility of myeloablative therapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) autotransplant in patients aged >60 years is presented. In the last 2 years 19 patients >60 years old with several oncological conditions, mostly hematological, underwent PBSC autotransplant either as salvage therapy following relapse or(More)
Gastric cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide. The involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the pathogenesis of gastric malignancies is well known. Many human tumours have shown significant changes in the activity and expression of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which might be correlated with clinical-pathological parameters for the(More)
1. Rowley JD. The role of chromosome translocations in leukemogenesis. Semin Hematol 1999; 36(Suppl 7): 59-72. 2. Calabrese G, Min T, Stuppia L, et al. Complex chromosome translocation of standard t(8;21) and t(15;17) arise from a two-step mechanism as evidenced by fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis. Cancer Genet Cytogen 1996; 91:40-5. 3. Veldman(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The metabolic profile and morphologic aspects of normal and pathologic human gastric mucosa were studied. The aim of the present research was the application of ex vivo high-resolution magic angle spinning magnetic resonance spectroscopy (HR-MAS MRS) to the human gastric tissue to get information on the molecular steps involved in(More)
INTRODUCTION Right sided diverticular disease is a rare condition in Western countries whereas is common amongst Asian population. The aim of this study is to evaluate options and outcomes for the treatment of right colonic diverticulitis. METHOD We included only patients undergoing surgery with right colon diverticulitis (RCD) proven at histological(More)