Nicola Corigliano

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Internal concealment of illicit drugs during international drug traffic represents an important problem in developed countries. These drug traffickers are called “body packers.” The aim of this study was to analyze retroprospectively the surgical indications and complications for cocaine body packers and to describe our systematic operative protocol. From(More)
Because of the lack of published data and the relative rarity of lateral incisional hernia (LIH), their repair remains a major challenge for surgeons. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcome of LIH treated by the retromuscular approach (RMA) with a polyester standard mesh. Sixty-one patients were treated between June 2000 and November 2007(More)
Benign schwannoma is a tumor arising from Schwann cells (forming the neural sheath of peripheral nerves). The retroperitoneal location is unusual (0.5-5% of cases). Most common locations are cranial nerves (especially the 8th pair) and, in peripheral nerve system the neck, mediastinum and extremities. To this date the known cases of benign retroperitoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their now frequent use, the long-term results for adjustable gastric bands are variable and often less than gastric bypass. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) provides good early results and seems to be the revisional procedure of choice. Nevertheless, the long-term outcomes following revisional LRYGB (rLRYGB) for failed(More)
Incisional hernia is one of the classic complications after abdominal surgery. The chronic, gradual increase in size of some of these hernias is such that the hernia ring widens to a point where there is a loss of substance in the abdominal wall, herniated organs can become incarcerated or strangulated while poor abdominal motility can alter respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic gastric bypass (LRYGB) is feasible for patients with body mass index (BMI)≥60 kg/m² (super-super-obesity [SSO]) but long-term data are lacking. The objective of this study was to compare the 5-year weight loss and changes in obesity-related co-morbidities after LRYGB for SSO and non-SSO patients. METHODS From January 2004 to(More)
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) was initially described as the first step of a 2-stage procedure for high-risk patients requiring laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), it is now being used as a single-stage procedure. Experience with laparoscopic bariatric surgery is growing, such that LRYGB is increasingly feasible for(More)
The term "strawberry gallbladder" refers to an anatomo-pathological aspect which is included in the wider chapter of gallbladder cholesterolosis. Introducing their experience, the Authors summarize the hypotheses through the years proposed about the etiopathogenesis of this condition the clinical symptoms that it can produce and the diagnostic strategies(More)
Identification of molecular alterations with implication for prognosis and sensibility to chemotherapeutic agents represents a great challenge in colorectal carcinoma treatment. Controversial results have been reported on prognostic value of chromosome 18q loss. Ninety-seven unselected patients with sporadic colorectal carcinoma Stage II and III were(More)