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PURPOSE The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of 0.25 percent glycerin trinitrate ointment in association with cryothermal anal dilators with 0.25 percent glycerin trinitrate ointment only and cryothermal anal dilators only. METHODS A total of 48 patients suffering from chronic anal fissure were enrolled in this prospective, randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the safety, efficacy and feasibility of stapled transanal procedures performed by a new dedicated device, TST STARR Plus, for tailored transanal stapled surgery. METHODS All the consecutive patients admitted to eight referral centres affected by prolapses with III-IV degrees haemorrhoids or obstructed(More)
Chondroid syringoma is a benign skin tumour characterized by several histological aspects similar to salivary gland adenomas. It generally affects the head and neck, mainly in the 6th and 7th decade of life. Its incidence in males is twice as high as in females. The neoplasm is usually an asymptomatic subcutaneous swelling that patients want removed for(More)
Para-oesophageal hiatus hernia, a condition in which the fundus and part of the body of the stomach wrapped in a peritoneal sac herniate into the mediastinum, is a relatively uncommon entity. It tends to grow progressively and may become so large as to lead to symptoms of intrathoracic organ compression. In some exceptional cases, the entire stomach(More)
Traumatic rupture of diaphragm is sometimes diagnosed many years after the traumatic event. Due to the silent nature of diaphragmatic injuries, the diagnosis is easily missed or difficult. We describe a rare case of right diaphragmatic hernia, in which the diagnosis was made many years after the trauma. The incidence of right diaphragmatic hernia is about(More)
The obstructed defecation syndrome is a frequent condition in the female population. Rectocele and rectal intussusception may cause symptoms of obstructed defecation. The aim of this study is to carry out an economic cost-revenue analysis comparing the rectocele and the rectal intussusception surgical techniques using a double-transanal, circular stapler(More)
Late cutaneous fistulae, after a hernioplasty operation for a hernia in the abdominal wall, represent an unusual complication. They can appear a considerable time after a hernioplasty operation and feature the presence of a fistula between the prosthesis and the cutaneous wall. The Authors report the cases of five patients who developed late cutaneous(More)
Echinococcosis is a widespread parasitosis which is endemic in many countries of Latin America, Asia and Southern Europe. Cysts are generally to be found in the liver and lungs. If exceptionally located in other organs, the condition may pose serious problems of differential diagnosis versus neoplasms. Furthermore, if unnoticed, they may expose the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy as the new gold standard for gallstone treatment has reopened the chapter of complications due to cholecystectomy. METHODS The present work refers to the period between 1988-2001 and analyses 277,121 cholecystectomies, carried out in some European and extra-European Countries. 1,353 CBD lesions with an incidence(More)