Renato Zaccheddu

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BACKGROUND The transversus abdominis plane block is a promising approach to the provision of postoperative analgesia following abdominal incision. This effective method blocks the sensory nerve supply to the anterior abdominal wall. The authors evaluated its analgesic efficacy over the first 12 postoperative hours after abdominoplasty with liposculpture in(More)
Immediate breast reconstruction with the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap after skin-sparing mastectomy is becoming an increasingly performed procedure in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, early invasive breast cancer, and prophylactic mastectomy. Through a periareolar approach, it is possible to remove the breast parenchyma(More)
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide. We report on a series of 502 consecutive cosmetic breast augmentations by a single surgeon, using both the submuscular and submammary approaches. A vacuum drain was placed in the surgical pocket at the end of the procedure. The drain fluid collection was(More)
BACKGROUND Concomitant with the recent increase in breast augmentations has been an increase in periprosthetic infections necessitating further surgery. The conventional treatment of periprosthetic infections has been a multistage procedure involving explantation, control of infection, and reimplantation. OBJECTIVES The authors describe a 1-stage salvage(More)
We report herein the case of a 42-year-old woman who presented to the Burns Unit with 81% of her body surface severely burned following sun bathing, after applying fig leaf tea as a tanning agent. The patient was hospitalized for 13 days in a Burns Intensive Care Unit, and was discharged for an ambulatory follow-up. The treatment of such burns does not(More)
INTRODUCTION Otoplasty or correction of prominent ears, is one of most commonly performed surgeries in plastic surgery both in children and adults. Until nowadays, there have been more than 150 techniques described, but all with certain percentage of recurrence which varies from just a few up to 24.4%. OBJECTIVE The authors present an otoplasty technique,(More)
In June of 2000, the U.K. Medical Device Agency recommended the removal of Trilucent implants as a precautionary maneuver in response to reports of local inflammatory reactions. This decision allowed the authors to operate on 115 consecutive patients between June of 2000 and January of 2001. On the preoperative examination, the authors found a very high(More)
This report presents the case of a patient who underwent abdominal body-contouring surgery, then later experienced a severe deep infection and a methicillin-resistant (MRSA) superinfection. A 56-year-old female ex-smoker presented, after massive weight loss, with skin excesses on the abdomen and flanks. She underwent an abdominoplasty with muscle plication(More)
INTRODUCTION Amongst various causes responsible for the obstruction of digestive tract, intestinal ascariasis is certainly one of the least frequent. CASE OUTLINE We report an extremely rare case of a 5-year-old male patient operated on for appendicitis due to adult Ascaris Lumbricoides worms intraoperatively detected in the appendiceal lumen. (More)