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Although meningiomas of the spinal district are frequently found, first presentation of these growths during pregnancy is extremely rare. Few cases have been reported in the literature up to now. In a series of 122 spinal meningiomas operated-on at our institution over the period 1962-1994, first neurological symptoms and signs became evident during(More)
Internal hernias account for 0.2-0.9 % of all small bowel obstructions and are associated with a mortality rate of 50 % when strangulation is present. Congenital mesocolic hernias, traditionally called paraduodenal hernias, caused by an abnormal rotation of the primitive midgut, are the most common type of internal hernia. They can be divided into three(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the common bile duct manifesting atypically without jaundice, despite its large size and proximal bile duct dilation. A review of the literature concerning all other squamous carcinoma of the biliary tract is presented including(More)
BACKGROUND Preservation of hepatic parenchyma should be attempted whenever possible in order to reduce the risk of liver failure and increase the chance to re-resect the recurrence. STUDY DESIGN The presence of a lesion in segments 7-8 infiltrating the right hepatic vein is usually an indication for right hepatectomy. If a thick inferior right hepatic(More)
Pancreatic trauma is a rare event, accounting for approximately 3% of all blunt abdominal traumas. The related mortality is quite high, around 5-30%, mostly due to the associated haemorrhagic lesions and to the delay in establishing the diagnosis, while pancreatic damage is directly responsible for death in only 5-10% of cases. We report here on a case of(More)
PURPOSE To develop an integrated information system to support the administrative and healthcare work processes in a highly specialised research-oriented healthcare institution composed of one hospital and a separate outpatient centre. The project, developed within the context of an ongoing process of technological innovation, aimed to improve the efficacy(More)