Ricardo Pianta

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A report of six cases of retroperitoneal rupture of the duodenum is presented. A high index of suspicion is necessary to enable early diagnosis to be made and appropriate treatment carried out. Early treatment will prevent the extremely rare, but at present uniformly fatal complication of gas gangrene. Plain X-ray and Gastrografin studies may help to(More)
Microsurgical revascularization in the neck has improved the survival rate of free small-bowel grafts used to replace the cervical oesophagus. Colon vessels are larger than those in the jejunum, and even with naked-eye technique good results have been reported following free colon grafting of the oesophagus. The authors thought it might be possible to(More)
INTRODUCTION Disturbances of the cardiac conduction system are frequent in the postoperative period of coronary artery bypass surgery. They are mostly reversible and associated with some injury of the conduction tissue, caused by the ischemic heart disease itself or by perioperative factors. OBJECTIVE Primary: investigate the association between(More)
Implantable cardiac pacing systems are a safe and effective treatment for symptomatic irreversible bradycardia. Under the proper indications, cardiac pacing might bring significant clinical benefit. Evidences from literature state that the action of the artificial pacing system, mainly when the ventricular lead is located at the apex of the right ventricle,(More)
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