Silvestro Cisternino

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Idiopathic varicocele is a common condition that is present in approximately 15% of the general male population. The mechanism by which varicocele exerts a deleterious effect on testicular function and semen quality remains unknown. Nevertheless, it is generally regarded as a significant factor in male infertility. Varicocelectomy is accomplished with a(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for lithiasis of the gallbladder. Over the period from 1991 to 2000, the authors performed 1,321 videolaparoscopic cholecystectomies in the Surgical Division of San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Zagarolo (Rome). From January 1998 to December 2000, 390 of these patients were operated on consecutively(More)
Despite the increasingly widespread use of laparoscopy, especially for gallbladder diseases, laparoscopic appendectomy has not yet met with universal acceptance. The aim of the present retrospective study was to illustrate the technical aspects and the results of 397 laparoscopic appendectomies carried out at the Surgical Department of the San Giovanni(More)
The successful control of severe hemorrhage secondary to pelvic fracture can be a difficult problem. This is not surprising considering the extensive vascularity of the pelvic sink with its collateral circulation of major vascular loops. Appreciation of this complex anatomy should alert physicians to sources of severe hemorrhage and guide their therapeutic(More)
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