Pierluca L Sallustio

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BACKGROUND Stapled haemorrhoidectomy is gaining wide acceptance but there is still some concern about the risk of injury to the internal anal sphincter (IAS). IAS function and morphology, and anal canal sensitivity were studied prospectively in patients undergoing this operation. METHODS Twenty patients (11 women; mean age 43 years) with stage III(More)
The anorectal angle (ARA) is believed to provide one of the most important contributions to anal continence. The normal resting angle is approx. 90 degrees, but the erect position may modify the ARA and other parameters usually considered in a proctometrogram. We compared the proctometrogram in different postures to elucidate the role of changes in the ARA(More)
Traumatic cloaca is a disabling condition characterized by disruption of the perineal body, anterior sphincter tears and loss of the distal rectovaginal septum. Anterior overlapping sphincteroplasty is the method of choice to treat faecal incontinence caused by obstetric injury. However, reconstruction of large perineal body defects may be a challenging(More)
We describe the case of a patient affected by the Chilaiditi's syndrome, the interposition of the small or large bowel between the inferior face of the diaphragm and the liver, a rare anomaly, often asymptomatic. A 50-year-old man came to our outpatients clinic because of persistent pain in the right abdominal region. Two attempts to perform colonoscopy(More)
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is an option for the management of kidney stones. Rarely, life-threatening complications occur. A case of severe necrosis of the extrahepatic biliary tree after percutaneous neprolithotomy is hereby reported. A 55 years old woman underwent an emergency nephrectomy for bleeding the day after this procedure. One week later she(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Sacral nerve modulation (SNM) using an implantable pulse generator is gaining increasing acceptance in the treatment of several functional disturbances of the urinary and intestinal tract. This new therapeutic approach offers new possibilities in the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI) by means of its possible effects on anorectal(More)
Although fecalomas are relatively common in patients who are elderly, constipated, or who have spinal injuries, a giant fecaloma formation unresponsive to conservative treatment is a rare condition that sometimes requires surgery for complications. Herein we report a case of a long-lasting (46 years) giant fecaloma associated with severe anal stricture(More)
INTRODUCTION Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) occurs commonly in perineum, vulva and perineal region and is considered as a complex disorder due to different clinical and histological features. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 61 years old woman had a dermatologic evaluation for anal itch and underwent a skin biopsy with diagnostic of Paget disease in perianal(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to present a new technique for treatment of disabling rectocele when associated with internal mucosal prolapse or hemorrhoids using a 33-mm circular stapler. METHODS Eight female patients complaining of obstructed defecation because of distention rectocele associated with internal mucosal prolapse or hemorrhoids and(More)