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INTRODUCTION Obesity is a strong independent risk factor of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and hiatal hernia development. Pure restrictive bariatric surgery should not be indicated in case of hiatal hernia and GERD. However it is unclear what is the real incidence of disruption of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) in patients candidate to(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the use of a double loop reconstruction following pylorus preserving proximal pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPPD). METHODS Morbidity and mortality were evaluated in 55 patients undergoing PPPPD for malignant tumors, followed by a double loop reconstruction. RESULTS The mean intra-operative blood loss was 908mL±531. In-hospital(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is nowadays a highly prevalent, chronic condition, with 10% to 30% of Western populations affected by weekly symptoms. Many patients with mild reflux symptoms are treated adequately with lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and low-dose proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). For those with refractory GERD poorly(More)
Uterine cervical carcinoma is a locoregional disease. However, particularly in advanced stages, in the presence of N+ and pelvic relapse, it may produce secondary lesions located far from it. In our case series, consisting of 473 portio carcinomas treated at the Institute of Radiology of the U.C.S.C., we found distant metastases in 6.76% of the cases. This(More)
Radical surgical intervention is not always possible in vulvar tumours, particularly in infiltrating forms of paraurethral locations. In our case-series, the supplementary performance of Curietherapy, particularly with Radium substitutes (Iridium 192) and following the afterloading method, has enabled us not only to obtain long disease-free periods but(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemostasis during thyroidectomy is essential; however the most efficient and cost-effective way to achieve this is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of total thyroidectomy (TT) performed with the combination of harmonic scalpel (HS) and an advanced hemostatic pad (Hemopatch). METHODS Patient undergone TT were divided(More)
INTRODUCTION Thyroid disease is common in elderly population. The incidence of hypothyroidism and multinodular goiter increases with age. Surgery in elderly patients has been considered to be more hazardous than in a youthful population. Besides the traditional surgical hemostatic techniques, different hemostatic approaches, which further minimize the risk(More)
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