Michele Genna

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PURPOSE The aim of the retrospective study was to assess the diagnostic ultrasound (US) criteria for acute cholecystitis in patients admitted for symptomatic gallbladder stones. METHODS The medical records of 186 patients who had undergone cholecystectomy within 24 hours after an US examination were reviewed. Acute cholecystitis was defined on the basis(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The latest reports using transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) for the preoperative staging of rectal cancer show a diagnostic accuracy between 78 and 97% with regard to the local spread of disease, and between 62 and 86% for the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis. The correct choice of surgery depends on correct preoperative staging, as does the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety of delivering pre-operative regional hyperthermia (HT) plus an intensified chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) regimen in patients suffering from locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS Between June 2000 and April 2006, 76 patients with locally advanced (cT3-4 N0/+) rectal adenocarcinoma were treated with HT plus CRT. HT was given once(More)
Fungal endocarditis becomes complicated by peripheral arterial embolization of the lower limbs in 33%–75% of cases. Although the prognosis of patients with fungal endocarditis has improved somewhat over recent years, it remains poor, especially when the disease is associated with peripheral arterial embolization. We report herein our experience of treating(More)
The aim of this study was to assess predictive factors for the diagnosis of severe acute cholecystitis. The medical records of 295 patients with pathologically confirmed acute cholecystitis were reviewed. Patients were divided, based on pathology findings, into a group with nonsevere acute cholecystitis and a group with severe acute cholecystitis.(More)
Neurilemmoma and Neurofibroma are benign tumours of the peripheral nerves that originate from the Schwann Cells. The finding of these tumours in the gastrointestinal tract in absence of generalized neurofibromatosis is uncommon and their presence in the anorectal area is extremely rare. From review of the literature we found only 34 cases of anorectal(More)
The results for 162 patients who underwent curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer from January 1988 to June 1994 were analysed statistically with special reference to the effect of lymph node dissection. Median survival was 69.3 months and the overall cumulative 5-year survival rate was 50.2 (95 per cent confidence interval (c.i.) 41.6-58.1) per cent. By(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to assess the diagnostic value of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) in recognizing bowel endometriosis in comparison with serum Ca125, transvaginal sonography (TVS), and presence of intestinal symptoms. METHODS We included in this study 92 women undergoing surgery for symptomatic DIE. Preoperative evaluation included clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to evaluate the changes of health-related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) after bariatric surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS 110 patients, who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery (N=34 gastric banding; N= 69 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, N=7 sleeve gastrectomy), were evaluated before surgery and after an average of 36±13 months with SF-36(More)