Maurizio Mastrorilli

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INTRODUCTION Medical therapy is usually indicated for uncomplicated diverticulitis. Indications for surgery include recurrent attacks and complications of the disease. This study describes our experience in the surgical treatment of acute sigmoid diverticulitis. METHODS Between 2001 and 2006, 82 patients were operated for acute sigmoid diverticulitis. (More)
Eighteen myasthenic patients have been operated on under general anaesthesia; 14 subjected to thymectomy and 2 to emergency procedures (caesarean section and laparotomy because of intestinal obstruction). Atracurium (0.3 mg/kg) and vecuronium (0.06 mg/kg) exhibited a long duration of action only in the two cases affected by the more severe signs and(More)
AIM To re-evaluate the use of CT-guided needle biopsy and VATS, as our combined approach protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral pulmonary nodules. METHODS AND RESULTS We describe the case of a male smoking patient, 50-year-old, who came to our service for the histological diagnosis of a right pulmonary lesion incidentally revealed. He was(More)
AIM To re-evaluate the use of 111In-pentetreotide scintigraphy (Octreoscan) in the follow-up of patients operated for carcinoids, as second-step investigation, after chest X-ray, CT-scan and serological marker' levels. METHODS AND RESULTS We describe the case of a female patient, 58-year-old, operated on for a non-secretory lung carcinoid. Five years(More)
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