Stefano Chiummariello

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Background: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a molecular biology technique that can detect a single metastatic cell in 106 to 107 normal cells. Its use has been proposed as an additional new method for the detection of malignant melanoma nodal metastases in the sentinel lymph node (SLN) to improve the detection rate guaranteed so far by standard histology(More)
AIM The preservation of the sensitivity of the nipple-areola complex after reduction mammoplasty is an important goal of the modern surgery. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the differences in the recovery of sensitivity after reduction mammoplasty using different techniques. MATERIAL OF STUDY Using the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament the sensitivity(More)
Discovered in 1830, paraffin oil, a purified hydrocarbon from petroleum, has been used in the past as an augmentation material in various parts of the human body, for restoration body defects or aesthetic body contouring. We illustrated the case of an 18-year-old guy who self-injected some paraffin oil (Baby Johnson's Oil) in his lips, cheek and chin, with(More)
The authors have based their study on recent research of cardiac anaphylaxis in vitro and studied the cardiac involvement in vivo, by Holter trace in a group of 12 children with food allergy in basal period (food allergens exclusion) and during food allergens reintroduction. In the same time the involvement of respiratory apparatus was followed by RAW's(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This report is one of the first in the literature on the attempted cultivation and clinical application of human conjunctival epithelium. The authors investigated the possibility of restoring severely damaged ocular surface with autologous cultivated conjunctival epithelium. PATIENTS AND METHODS The conjunctival cells needed for(More)
Free microvascular tissue transfer has become a key procedure for the surgical treatment of large tissue defects that requires specialized practitioners and magnification instruments. The operating microscope traditionally has filled this requirement. A study was performed focusing on the evaluation of a new magnification system, the Varioscope M5 (Life(More)
AIM The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results obtained using traditional and advanced dressings, platelet gel, vacuum therapy and surgical techniques (grafts, flaps and dermal substitutes) in the treatment of ulcers and difficult wounds of the lower limbs to determine a treatment algorithm. MATERIAL OF STUDY From January 2006 to September 2010(More)
The Authors during an extensive applications of nasal brushing in infancy according to Rutland and Cole, remarked--first time in literature--the contemporary presence in a child of the nemaline myopathy syndrome and immotile cilia syndrome. Supposing the possibility that in other myopathy may be present the same ciliary immotile syndrome, they studied with(More)
AIM We describe in this paper our experience with the technique of skin-reducing mastectomy in the treatment of breast cancer. METHODS Between October 2005 and April 2010 in our Center 33 patients underwent breast surgery utilizing the skin-reducing mastectomy technique and immediate breast reconstruction with expansor/definitive implant Becker 35 contour(More)
AIM The effectiveness of cyanoacrylates compared to silicone gel in improving healing of hypertrophic scars was evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients presenting hypertrophic scars 6 to 24 months old were enrolled. Asymmetrical scars were treated with cyanoacrylates, linear scars were divided in two parts, one treated with cyanoacrylates, the other with(More)