Michela Giulii Capponi

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BACKGROUND The Italian Research Group for Gastric Cancer supports the practice of follow-up after radical surgery for gastric cancer. METHODS This multicenter, retrospective study (1998-2009) included patients with T1-4N0-3M0 gastric cancer who had undergone D2 gastrectomy and lymphadenectomy, with at least 15 lymph nodes examined, and who had developed(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) is a technically demanding procedure and requires a surgical team skilled in both endocrine and endoscopic surgery. The aim of this report is to point out some aspects of the learning curve of the video-assisted thyroid surgery, through the analysis of our preliminary series of procedures.(More)
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is currently delivered after cytoreductive surgery in patients with several kinds of peritoneal surface malignancies. Different methods for delivering HIPEC have been proposed all of them being variations between two modalities: the open technique and the closed technique. The open technique assures optimal(More)
INTRODUCTION Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones. MATERIAL AND METHODS In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264(More)
Peritoneal adhesions describe a condition in which pathological bonds form between the omentum, the small and large bowels, the abdominal wall, and other intra-abdominal organs. Different classification systems have been proposed, but they do not resolve the underlying problem of ambiguity in the quantification and definition of adhesions. We therefore(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the drive toward centralization of surgery in high-volume centers, the majority of colectomies are still performed by low- or medium-volume surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS A modification of the technique of laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC) originally described by Young-Fadok and Nelson was developed. The key points of that technique(More)
Although retrorectal congenital tumors are still rare, the number of the observed ones is destined to increase, as methods by imaging become routinely used in the clinical practice. By presenting three clinical cases the authors describe the surgical technique of the anterior route they performed for the management of such formations. The abdominal approach(More)
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