Osvaldo Bochicchio

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Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Catheterization is commonly employed in the diagnosis and management of obstructive jaundice associated with malignant lesions. Tumor manipulation as an effort to obtain a histological diagnosis or to establish short or long-term internal-external biliary drainage is liable to disseminate the malignancy along the catheter(More)
PURPOSE This multicenter randomized study was designed to compare the clinical and functional results of stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) performed with 2 staplers (PPH-01 vs. PPH-03) in the treatment of hemorrhoidal disease associated with a large internal rectal prolapse. METHODS From a total of 937 patients, referred for hemorrhoidal disease(More)
In recent years laparoscopic surgery has reached a crucial role in the surgical approach of both abdominal and thoracic pathologies. A diffused as elective surgery, its utilization has become necessary even in emergency surgery, both as diagnostic approach as curative aim. In this work the purpose of the Authors is to show their own experience in a six(More)
The authors report on the pharmacological employment of defibrotide in the treatment of a case of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the left iliac-femoral veins in a patient with a high-risk of hemorrhage (haematuria from kidney neoplasm, rupture of basilar artery aneurysm, urethral bleeding from catheter trauma). Alternatively to the traditional thrombolytic(More)
The acute thrombosis of a bypass graft can always be a common and challenging problem for the vascular surgeon, since surgical revascularization procedures can often result in failure, limb loss and infection. Since over the past 15 years literature reports emphasize the efficacy of intraarterial thrombolytic therapy (IATT) in achieving clot lysis and(More)
The role of angiography as a diagnostic approach and surgical assessment of resectability in pancreatic cancer patients is considered. Pre-operative arteriography of the celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery was performed in 27 patients with surgically proved pancreatic cancer. The operatibility of each patient was assessed according to arteriographic(More)
A case of exocrine pancreatic carcinoma in a 14-year-old boy is reported. The primary site of the tumor was in the head of the pancreas, and pathologic features were consistent with an anaplastic lesion. Ten years after curative resection the patient is still living. Extensive review of the literature has revealed 27 other cases of pancreatic carcinoma in(More)
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