Rita Laforgia

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We report the results of low friction arthroplasty in 72 old tuberculous hips and 42 hips with old quiescent septic arthritis. Follow-up was for a minimum of two years. Recrudescence of tuberculosis was seen in only one patient, but deep infection occurred in four of the hips with previous septic arthritis. The reasons for this are discussed. It is(More)
The aim of the study was to verify the efficacy of ultrasonography (US) in evaluating the morphology of normal trochlea, especially the sulcus angle and the trochlear depth, in comparison with computed tomography (CT) (gold standard). The knees of 11 asymptomatic volunteers were subjected to US and CT evaluation of the same section planes and the results(More)
Treatment of peritrochanteric fractures involves reduction and synthesis using reconstruction plates and screws, intramedullary or cephalomedullary nails, or external fixators. A new cephalomedullary nail, Endovis BA (Citieffe, Italy), made of titanium alloy implanted without reaming and is fixed with 2 cephalic screws was used to treat 1091 patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) occurs commonly in perineum, vulva and perineal region and is considered as a complex disorder due to different clinical and histological features. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 61 years old woman had a dermatologic evaluation for anal itch and underwent a skin biopsy with diagnostic of Paget disease in perianal(More)
INTRODUCTION Peptic ulcer perforation (PPU) is a common surgical emergency and the mortality rate ranges 10% to 40%, especially in elderly patients. Laparoscopic repair achieved encouraging results. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled patients performing surgical repair for PPU from January 2007 to December 2015 in our surgical unit. The aim of this(More)
Left paraduodenal hernia is a rare congenital anomaly which arises from an error of rotation of the midgut; sometimes can be responsible for intestinal occlusion, that require surgery. In many cases of literature a prompt diagnosis and therapy reduced morbidity and mortality and almost all patients were discharged on 4th or 5th postoperative day (POD). We(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied 21 episodes of ingestion of foreign bodies (IFO) among 15 prisoners. PATIENTS AND METHODS Rectrospective research in pts admitted to emergency from June 2005 to May 2105. Ingestion, management and pts outcome were analyzed. Prisoners with previous esophagogastroduodenal disease were excluded. RESULTS All pts were males and(More)
AIM Aim is to demonstrate that surgery can be the best way to reduce the risk of malignancy in choledochal cysts (CC) and how hard can be the diagnosis and the treatment during pregnancy. CASE REPORT We report a case of a pregnant young woman (36 week) with a Todani's score II CC. After caesarean, due to increasing jaundice, she underwent magnetic(More)
AIM The aim of our retrospective study is to analyze surgical possibilities for the extended LABC in those cases not suitable for a neoadjuvant chemotherapy step and to consider various reconstruction techniques. MATERIAL OF STUDY Between 2009 and 2015 we enrolled 11 patients, admitted to the Emergency Department, presenting ulcerated LABC that needed(More)