Roberto de Mattei

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Two cases of tyrosinaemia with eye and skin lesions typical of the Richner-Hanhart syndrome are described. The patients are a 29- and 26-year-old brother and sister. They do not show neurological abnormalities or mental retardation. Parents are not consanguineous and family history is negative for similar conditions. The diagnosis of type II tyrosinaemia(More)
In a review of 109 cases reported in the literature, including our own experience with two successful right laparoscopic adrenalectomies performed in a 3-year old girl for androgen-secreting adenoma and in a 9-year-old male for pheochromocytoma, we analysed the indications, surgical techniques and results of video-assisted (laparoscopic or(More)
Splenic cysts are rare in pediatric surgery. Congenital epidermoid cysts are exceptional representing only 2.5% of all splenic cysts in childhood. Nowadays, considering the short- and long-term complications of splenectomy in children, the management of epidermoid cyst consists of partial splenectomy or decapsulation of the cystic wall. To our knowledge,(More)
Through a review of 83 cases reported in literature, including our experience of two successful right laparoscopic adrenalectomies performed in a 3-year-old girl for androgen-secreting adenoma and in a 9-year-old male for pheochromocitoma, we have anaIyzed the indications, the techniques and the results of laparoscopic or retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy(More)
The recently introduced automated culture systems MB/BacT (Organon Teknika, Belgium) was compared with radiometric BACTEC 460TB (Becton Dickinson, USA) to test antimicrobial susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to first line drugs. On 113 strains 97.5% agreement was obtained, with the difference being not significant. Concordance was practically(More)
The purpose of this study was to verify whether it is possible to use insulin glargine (Lantus) subcutaneously in patients receiving artificial nutrition (AN) and if the analogue is capable of obtaining and maintaining good glycaemic control without inducing hypoglycaemia. The sample considers 25 patients receiving AN, diagnosed diabetics and non-diabetics,(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery depends on complete preoperative study of morbid obesity, in order to obtain the treatment of choice. A multidisciplinary group was founded in 1998 at the University of Siena. METHODS During 1998, 16 patients, with median weight 121.8 +/- 31 kg and median body mass index (BMI) 43 +/- 6, underwent bariatric surgery. A(More)
Twenty-two cases of scrotal hematoma caused by neonatal adrenal hemorrhage are reported in the literature and unnecessary surgical exploration was performed in nine (41%), suspecting testicular torsion. In this paper, we present a newborn male with right adrenal gland hemorrhage causing right scrotal swelling and discoloration of groin managed(More)
The group B streptococcus can be an etiological agent of newborn's infections and vaginitis. Therefore, we evaluated the statistical incidence of this microorganism in vaginal swabs of 1403 non-selected subjects. We isolated this streptococcus in 12.3% samples and it was present in 26.3% of positive cultures. Our study confirms the elevate incidence of this(More)
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in 86 children with respiratory disease (recurrent pneumonia, chronic cough, bronchial asthma) has been evaluated by mean of prolonged (22-24 hours) esophageal pH-monitoring. The following parameters were evaluated: the total percentage of time pH < 4 and the percent time the esophageal pH was < 4 while(More)