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Natural history of chronic HBV carriers in northern Italy: morbidity and mortality after 30 years.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Increased morbidity and mortality from liver disease have been reported in chronic hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers, but data on survival are equivocal. To assess theExpand
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Incidental thyroid carcinoma (ITC): a retrospective study in a series of 737 patients treated for benign disease.
AIM Aim of the study is to evaluate correlations between incidental thyroid carcinoma (ITC) and benign thyroid pathologies (BTP), to determine the most represented histotype and to point out theExpand
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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Harmonic Scalpel
This study suggests that the Harmonic scalpel is a safe and effective instrument for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, because it provides complete hemobiliary stasis.
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Mesenteric cystic neoformations: Report of two cases
The authors present two case reports of mesenteric cystic neoformations which they themselves observed and, with the help of the literature regarding this pathology, discuss the problems of bothExpand
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Sutureless and stapleless laparoscopic splenectomy using radiofrequency
BackgroundBleeding is the main complication and cause of conversion during laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). We present the advantages of the LigaSure vessel sealing system added to the lateral approachExpand
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Tumour spectrum in hereditary non‐polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and in families with “suspected hnpcc”. A population‐based study in northern Italy
Hereditary non‐polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC or Lynch syndrome) is characterized by the early onset of colorectal neoplasms, frequently localized in the right colon, increased occurrence ofExpand
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Estrogen receptor classification for hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison with clinical staging systems.
PURPOSE Several scoring systems to evaluate patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exist. A good scoring system should provide information on prognosis and guide therapeutic decisions. TheExpand
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Reproductive Status Is Associated with the Severity of Fibrosis in Women with Hepatitis C
Introduction Chronic hepatitis C is the main cause of death in patients with end-stage liver disease. Prognosis depends on the increase of fibrosis, whose progression is twice as rapid in men as inExpand
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Laparoscopic splenectomy: conventional versus robotic approach--a comparative study.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic splenectomy is accepted as a safe approach in the surgical treatment of blood disorders worldwide. Compared with the laparotomic technique, it is associated with a lower riskExpand
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Sutureless and stapleless laparoscopic splenectomy using radiofrequency: LigaSure device.
BACKGROUND Bleeding is the main complication and cause of conversion during laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). We present the advantages of the LigaSure vessel sealing system added to the lateralExpand
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