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W e read with great interest the article by Dr Schnitzbauer et al, 1 describing a multicenter study on " ALPPS " (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy) that laid a milestone in liver surgery, leaving behind the " resectabil-ity " concept and moving on to the aspect of volume of future liver remnant (FLR). Several(More)
AIM Diverting loop ileostomy is used to minimize the impact of anastomotic complication after restorative proctocolectomy (RPC). However, the ileostomy itself may have complications and therefore affect quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to analyse the predictors of complications of the ileostomy formation and closure and of the QOL of these(More)
Late diagnosis of cancer in CD often occurs, and the prognosis is poor. The primary aim of this study was to assess the relationship between clinical presentation and diagnosis of intestinal adenocarcinoma in CD; the secondary aim was to evaluate the timing of cancer occurrence in CD patients. Medical records of 12 consecutive patients with intestinal(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenalectomy represents the definitive treatment in clinically evident Cushing's syndrome; however, the most appropriate treatment for patients with subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) with an adrenal incidentaloma remains controversial. This study was aimed to assess whether adrenalectomy may improve cardiovascular and metabolic impairment and(More)
Laparoscopic microwave ablation and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (LAPS) is a new technique with a first laparoscopic step available in cases of unresectable right liver masses and inadequate future liver remnant (FLR). In Step 1, laparoscopic right portal vein occlusion is performed with microwave ablation on the future transection plane and(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to analyze the impact of different surgical techniques on patients undergoing intestinal surgery for Crohn’s disease (CD) in terms of recovery, quality of life, and direct and indirect costs. Forty-seven consecutive patients admitted for intestinal surgery for CD were enrolled in this prospective study. Surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hyperaldosteronism may be caused by an aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA), which is correctable by unilateral adrenalectomy or by idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia, a bilateral disease without any indication for surgery. This study sought to assess the prevalence and the results of surgery in unilateral adrenal hyperplasia (UAH). METHODS(More)
We previously reported that subnormothermic machine perfusion (sMP; 20°C) is able to improve the preservation of livers obtained from non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs) in rats. We have compared sMP and standard cold storage (CS) to preserve pig livers after 60 minutes of cardiac arrest. In the sMP group livers were perfused for 6 hours with Celsior at 20°C.(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be used for tumor recurrence after liver resection (LR) both for initially transplant-eligible patients as conventional salvage therapy (ST) and for non-transplant-eligible patients (beyond Milan criteria) with a goal of downstaging (DW). The aim of this study was to compare the(More)
Surgical resection for malignant hepatic tumors, especially hepatocarcinoma (HCC), has been demonstrated to increase overall survival; however, the majority of patients are not suitable for resection. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most widely used modality for radical treatment of small HCC (<3 cm). It improves 5-year survival compared with standard(More)