Roberto Matteo Crisci

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OBJECTIVE The fundamental role of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax is generally acknowledged today. This study intends to evaluate whether VATS is justified at the onset of a first spontaneous pneumothorax through analysis of parameters tested on two group of patients treated respectively with pleural(More)
OBJECTIVE Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) represents at present the most suitable treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax. After three years we consider this interesting to draw up a trial balance of our VATS experience in comparison with the cases treated before 1991 with the classic thoracotomic approach. METHODS We have considered(More)
  • D Divisi, S Di Tommaso, +5 authors R Crisci
  • 2007
OBJECTIVE To examine the diagnostic and therapeutic role of fiber-optic and rigid bronchoscopy in pediatric patients with foreign body inhalations. METHODS From January 1986 to December 2004, we observed 128 young patients with suspicion of foreign body aspiration. Patients were divided into 3 groups: group I, patients with negative chest X-ray; group II,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic role and therapeutic effectiveness of videothoracoscopy in chest trauma. Between 1st January 1993 and 30th September 2003, 112 traumatized patients underwent a videothoracoscopy. The origin of trauma was different: 60 road accidents, 42 accidental falls, 7 knife wounds and 3 firearm wounds. Seventy-six(More)
Genetic causes can be directly responsible for various clinical conditions of male infertility and spermatogenic impairment. With the increased use of assisted reproduction technologies our understanding of genetic basis of male infertility has large implications not only for understanding the causes of infertility but also in determining the prognosis and(More)
AIM To report our experience with bronchial carcinoids. METHODS From January 1990 to March 2003 we treated 42 such patients, 30 females and 12 males. All patients underwent preoperative total body computed tomography (CT), total body In-111 octreotide scintigraphy, and SPECT of the thorax, with evaluation of serum levels of CEA, CgA, NSE, and urinary(More)
OBJECTIVE In several previous studies, including one of our own, CT and MRI provided similar information on N2 detection in the staging of lung cancer. Both imaging techniques can be considered effective in detecting enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes but the results are often inaccurate when confronted with pathological findings. The purpose of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of the study was to establish a noninvasive method for the preoperative characterisation of a pulmonary nodule when biopsy of the small mass is impossible. METHODS From 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2008, we observed 124 asymptomatic patients with a noncalcified single lung nodule highlighted by computerised tomography (CT) of the thorax.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), with the administration of drugs intravenously and the maintenance of pulmonary ventilation with oxygen enriched air, with respect to inhalatory anaesthesia, in thoracotomies with single lung ventilation. METHODS The study, devoloped in collaboration(More)
OBJECTIVES Impaired cardiopulmonary reserve is the main cause of inoperability in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study aims to evaluate the role of a preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation (PPR) programme in the improvement of functional parameters, which can enable an increase in the number of patients eligible for surgery. METHODS From January(More)