Stefano Avanzini

Learn More
Intussusception is the most common cause of acute abdomen in infants and preschool children. Nonoperative reduction using air enema is an established treatment in children with intussusception. The aim of this study was to determine whether length of the history influences the outcome of pneumatic reduction of intussusception in children? The medical(More)
Little is reported in literature regarding correct management of benign lesions of the kidney. The aim of our study is to present a series of total and partial nephrectomies performed in the last 5 years and to discuss indications. Patients with benign lesions who underwent nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy at our institution in the period 2003–2008 were(More)
The most invalidating and life-threatening complication in Hirschsprung’s disease patients (HSCR) is Hirschsprung’s disease-associated enterocolitis (HAEC). The mechanisms underlying enterocolitis have not been identified. The limited knowledge of the role of intestinal microflora is in part due to the complexity of the intestinal microbiome and to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Long-term results after surgical treatment of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) are not always as good as a surgeon may perceive. Several studies have tried to correlate preoperative features to the surgical outcome of HSCR, but none came to definitive conclusions. Our study is aimed at identifying risk factors of poorer long-term outcome after(More)
A case of neonatal bilateral adrenal mass causing severe respiratory distress and requiring an emergency debulking surgical procedure is reported. Histopathology revealed a cystic neuroblastoma stroma poor, poorly differentiated, without MYCN amplification and 1p deletion. During postoperative follow-up, a progression to stage 4s was observed, characterized(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital and acquired airway anomalies represent a relatively common albeit challenging problem in a national tertiary care hospital. In the past, most of these patients were sent to foreign Centres because of the lack of local experience in reconstructive surgery of the paediatric airway. In 2009, a dedicated team was established at our(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to present the "fast-track" experience in children who underwent colon resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six children who underwent laparoscopic colon resection were prospectively included in the study. Anomalies of colon innervation and inflammatory bowel disease represented the main surgical indications. (More)
Defecation disorders are very common in children and account for up to 3% of pediatric outpatient visits and up to 25% of pediatric gastroenterological disorders. Functional constipation (FC) represents the most common encountered situation. In 1999, a consensus conference was held in Rome and developed specific diagnostic criteria for functional(More)
This paper describes multiple intraluminal impedance (MII) in 50 children with typical and atypical gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms and discusses the possible clinical significance of objective numeric data provided by MII computed analysis. Patients underwent 24-hr pH/MII monitoring. Reflux parameters were analyzed with relation to age and reported(More)