Nadia Peparini

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Sphincter-saving surgical procedures for rectal cancer have been legitimized if executed respecting the criteria of oncological radicalness. Our objective was to evaluate anal sphincteric continence after rectal cancer surgery. METHODS A detailed questionnaire regarding continence was administered to 3 groups of patients. Group 1(More)
Recently the surgical treatment of hemorrhoids using a circular stapler device has gained increasing approval. The Longo's procedure reduces the rectal mucosal and hemorrhoid prolapse using a circular stapler to resect transversally a mucosal-submucosal rectal ring in order to restore the correct anatomical relationships of the anal canal structures. The(More)
To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Wellner and colleagues about the comparison between pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) and Roux-en-Y pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with regard to postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) and other complications. The authors concluded that PG was superior to PJ in terms of(More)
AIMS Two cases of chronic abdominal hypertension in pseudo-Meigs' syndrome, one sustained by a large ovarian bilateral carcinoma and the other by a giant genital angiomyolipoma, are reported. METHODS AND RESULTS Both patients presented to the emergency room for abdominal distention and pain with progressive respiratory dysfunction, hypotension over(More)
A correspondence between the "meso" of the rectum and of the pancreas has recently been reported. Here we highlight the differences between mesorectum and mesopancreas. Based on anatomical findings from a series of 89 consecutive pancreaticoduodenectomies and 71 consecutive total mesorectal excisions, we observed that in contrast to the mesorectum, the(More)
The authors discussed the proposal by Coccolini and colleagues to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) at the esophagogastric junction with enucleation and, if indicated, adjuvant therapy, reducing the risks related to esophageal and gastroesophageal resection. They concluded that, because the prognostic impact of a T1 high-mitotic rate on(More)
The present study aims to investigate the feasibility and influence of the lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy on determination of the nodal status in thyroid carcinoma using blue-dye method. Nine consecutive patients with cytological diagnosis of papillary carcinoma were included in this study. To detect the sentinel lymphnode, intra- or perinodular(More)