Paolo Annoscia

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OBJECTIVE The post-traumatic neuro-anastomosis must be protected from the surrounding environment. This barrier must be biologically inert, biodegradable, not compressing but protecting the nerve. Formation of painful neuroma is one of the major issues with neuroanastomosis; currently there is no consensus on post-repair neuroma prevention. Aim of this(More)
We read with great interest the paper entitled ‘‘Optimizing Patient Selection for Direct-to-Implant Immediate Breast Reconstruction Using Wise-Pattern Skin-Reducing Mastectomy (WPSRM) in Large and Ptotic Breasts’’ by Inbal et al. [1]. We agree with the authors about the minor psychological impact in the one-stage breast reconstruction, and we also agree(More)
METHODS: From January to June 2016 we recruited 82 consecutive patients affected by nonhealing loss of substance associated to diverse etiologies (venous, diabetic, post-surgery, postradiation, pressure, mistreated burns). All lesions were chronic, had been present for at least 3 months. All patients had been treated with the appropriate standard of care(More)
Sometimes, diagnostic excision of a primary melanoma would already necessitate skin grafting or transposition skin flaps, especially in areas with an esthetic or functional importance. The utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) after skin reconstruction is controversial. We carried out a single-institution retrospective case-control study. In patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Malignant melanomas presenting with unknown primaries are uncommon. In the majority of cases metastases of occult melanoma were detected in skin or in lymph nodes. Melanoma can rarely occur as a primary or metastatic intramammary tumor. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 58-year-old Caucasian woman who came to our department with a voluminous(More)
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