Michele Antoniutti

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AIM To assess the treatment and tumor-related variables associated with outcome after treatment of spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Patients with ruptured HCC were identified. The complications, mortality and survival were assessed. The relationship between tumor size and the severity of hemoperitoneum and between tumor size(More)
Amoebic liver abscess is the most common extra-intestinal manifestation of amebiasis with approximately 10% of the world's population infected by this parasite. Actually, incidence of this infection is also increasing in industrialized countries, as a consequence of the more frequent immigration or travelling. Only 3-10% of patients with intestinal(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE We evaluated the role of operative cholangiography and of conversion to decrease major bile duct injuries. METHODS We report 1074 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, out of a total of 1195 patients who underwent laparoscopy, over an 8-year period. The planned laparoscopic operative procedure in all the patients was the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The role of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) is still debated and not clearly defined. METHODS The authors report their initial experience with CAS, comparing 29 patients submitted to cholecystectomy, using a Zeus remote-controlled robot and an Aesop remote voice-activated endoscope robot, with 29 patients submitted to standard(More)
AIM This multicentric prospective study aimed to investigate how postoperative complications after surgery for colorectal cancer affect patients' quality of life and satisfaction with care. METHOD One hundred and sixteen patients operated on for colorectal cancer were enrolled in this study. Patients answered three questionnaires about generic (EORTC(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated that obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC), but few data are available regarding its role in multifocal disease and postoperative recurrence. The present study aimed to assess the role of obesity as a risk factor for multifocal disease and postoperative recurrence in patients with CRC. PATIENTS(More)
CONTEXT Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare cause of upper chronic and intermittent gastrointestinal hemorrhage which cannot be easily detected by endoscopy. It is usually due to the rupture of a visceral aneurysm into the main pancreatic duct; splenic artery pseudoaneurysm associated with chronic pancreatitis represents the leading cause of this condition.(More)
Squamous cell liver cancer (SCLC) arising from an epidermoid intestinal cyst is rare. Only 65 cases of this cyst have been reported since 1850, with 2 reported cases of squamous cell cancer. We describe here the case of a 21-year-old man who complained of mild pain, a feeling of fullness in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, and fever and weight loss,(More)
McBurney's procedure represented the gold-standard for acute appendicitis until 1981, but nowadays the number of laparoscopic appendectomies has progressively increased since it has been demonstrated to be a safe procedure, with excellent cosmetic results and it also allows a shorter hospitalization, a quicker and less painful postoperative recovery. The(More)
Conservative treatment of hepatic trauma is currently implemented in 80-90% of cases with a success rate of 92.5% and is mainly based on the haemodynamic status of the patients. We conducted a retrospective study of 71 patients with hepatic trauma from January 1993 to April 2001 and reviewed our experience with surgical and conservative treatment, also(More)