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The spleen is rarely involved from metastatic disease. Metastases from breast cancer are extremely rare although described in the Literature. The Authors report a case of a woman who had undergone to radical mastectomy for breast cancer nine years previously and admitted to the hospital because of a single splenic lesion shown by U.S. scan during the follow(More)
Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of the liver and it is often asymptomatic. Spontaneous or traumatic rupture, intratumoral bleeding, consumption coagulopathy, and rapid growth are mandatory surgical indications. We report a case of giant hemangioma of hepatic segments II and III, which presented as hemoperitoneum, and were treated successfully(More)
Paraduodenal hernia is a rare internal congenital hernia due to an embryological abnormality. It is often associated with non-specific abdominal symptoms. In this report the authors describe the case of a woman who was referred to the emergency ward for intestinal obstruction. Preliminary examinations (x-ray and computed tomography scan) failed to yield a(More)
Perforation is one of the most serious complications of endoscopic sphincterotomy. In the last decade, the management has shifted towards a more selective approach. Three cases are reported here involving three different treatments. In one case, the patient was submitted to a surgical procedure, while a conservative strategy was preferred in the other two,(More)
A laparoscopic procedure is considered the treatment of choice for adrenalectomy. We report the experience of a nonreferring unit for adrenal pathology; we have evaluated its safety and feasibility in a series of 40 patients. From 1994 to 2001, forty consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy, 37 with transperitoneal and 3 with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A minimally invasive approach is considered the treatment of choice for esophageal achalasia. We report the evolution of our experience from thoracoscopic Heller myotomy (THM) to laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM). Our objective is to define the efficacy and safety of these 2 approaches. METHODS Between March 1993 and December(More)
BACKGROUND Since its first description in the early 1990s, minimally invasive Heller myotomy has become the treatment of choice for esophageal achalasia. We report the experience of a single unit with thoracoscopic Heller myotomy (THM) and laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and we analyze the short- and long-term surgical outcomes in patients treated by each(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the results of a prospective randomised trial comparing cephalic vein cut-down (CCD) versus percutaneous subclavian vein puncture with the Seldinger technique (PSP) in the implantation of subcutaneous permanent central venous access devices (SPCVAD) in order to better define the safer technique in outpatient(More)
We commend Martin RC 2nd and colleagues on their very well-done review comparing outcomes between laparoscopic (LLR) and open liver resection (OLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) [1]. In brief, in keeping with the newest worldwide results, their study confirmed similar perioperative outcomes for both types of surgical approach, including reduction in(More)
The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic appendectomy, as performed by experienced and trainee surgeons in a Unit of General Surgery. From June 1997 to May 2002, 172 patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. Age below 13 years was an exclusion criterion. There was no single protocol for the diagnosis and surgical(More)