S Scilletta

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The surgical treatment of benign thyroid pathology and in particular the multinodular form is controversial. This controversy exists and one must choose either perform conservative surgical therapy such as lobectomy or sub-total thyroidectomy or total thyroidectomy. From January 1985 to July 1999, the Authors observed 534 cases of benign thyroid pathology.(More)
The Authors report their own experience with day-surgery treatment of haemorrhoids and underline the advantages in terms of patients' compliance and reduction of the sanitary management in order to the cost that this way suggests. The serie here reported includes 72 patients treated, by two years, with day-surgery haemorrhoidectomy. Here are indicated(More)
Locally advanced gastric adenocarcinomas have a poor prognosis, particularly when the tumours are bulky, located in the cardia or when they present local/regional lymph node involvement. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced gastric cancer is an experimental treatment strategy that may increase resectability and improve survival in patients(More)
Castleman's disease is an enigmatic lymphoid disease of unknown etiology and has different clinical manifestations. The authors present a case of a young woman with cervical localization of Castleman disease, asymptomatic. The disease was misdiagnosed and was treated for five years as thyroiditis, diagnosis confirmed by ultrasonography, scintigraphy and(More)
The epigastric hernia represents a rare surgical affection, sometimes insidious, whose pathogenesis has been discussed for a long time, revealing, in the course of the years, multiple predisposing and responsible factors of its appearance. From our experience and the data reported in the literature, it is clear that a standard surgery does not exist for(More)
The use of dermic substitutes is a valid and effective choice in the treatment of the cutaneous defects with loss of substance. In our experience, the aesthetic and functional results of dermic substitutes is really positive and encouraging, with better tolerance by patients than the autologue grafts.
Congenital cystic disease of the liver include two different entities, in the last years more frequently and easily recognized by ultrasonography or computed tomography: the simple, nonparasitic or biliary or solitary cysts of the liver and the polycystic liver disease. Our experience concern 153 patients affected by nonparasitic hepatic cysts and 17(More)
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