Tiziana Cozza

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of injury to the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) with 2 different surgical approaches. METHODS From 1998 to 2000, 289 consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy were randomly divided into 2 groups. In group A (137 patients [215 upper pole ligations]), the superior(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the incidence of silent but significant urinary tract abnormalities that might be detected by screening renal ultrasound studies of apparently healthy infants. Of 437 babies studied, six were found to have uropathology severe enough to warrant surgery for an incidence of 1.37% or one of every 73 babies studied.
INTRODUCTION Most of the primitive cystic neoplasms arising in the retrorectal presacral space are congenital. Presacral epidermoid cysts are classified as a type of developmental cysts, resulting from an error during the embryogenesis. They have a slowly-progressive growth that only lately can cause clinically remarkable symptoms. Most patients are(More)
BACKGROUND A trend toward avoidance of a defunctioning colostomy at emergency large-bowel surgery has been placed in recent years. The surgical management of patients with acute colonic disease has been evolving from multiple to single operations with a reduced use of colostomy. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred four consecutive non-selected patients(More)
Many types of tumors can develop in the presacral space, since it is composed of different kind of embryonic tissues. Neoplasms can be solid or cystic (40.8% of cases) 1 and are usually classified as either congenital or acquired (inflammatory, neurogenic, osseous, or miscellaneous) according to the tumor’s tissue of origin. Congenital lesions represent(More)
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