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Multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) is a rare condition of the fatty tissue affecting mostly white men between 20 and 65 years old especially in the mediterranean region. The disease is characterized by a massive development of large unencapsulated lipomas mainly located on the subcutaneous tissue of the cervical, deltoid, thoracic, abdominal and lumbar… (More)
As the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is typified by locally infiltrative growth and a very low risk of metastasis. On occasion, however, this otherwise indolent neoplasm may behave aggressively, demonstrating deep tissue invasion and a high rate of postsurgical recurrence. The pathogenesis and determinants of such tenacious… (More)
BACKGROUND Epiphrenic diverticulum is an uncommon disorder of the distal third of the esophagus. We report the case of a 73-year-old woman with a large symptomatic esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum, diffuse nonspecific esophageal dysmotility, and a hiatal hernia. METHODS Surgery was indicated by the patient's symptoms, the size of the diverticulum… (More)
Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy is a safe procedure, which, however, is not without complications. In this article, we report a case of subcutaneous emphysema, as a consequence of pneumoperitoneum, during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The mechanism for the development of this complication and its management are discussed.
Augmentation mammoplasty is the most frequent request among esthetic surgery procedures but numerous controversies have been raised about the security of the silicone gel prostheses. Today a new question needs an answer: is the prosthesis a risk factor for pregnancy? In this paper the results of a hematochemical study performed on a group of patients with… (More)