Tommaso Grottola

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More than half of all patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma are over 70 years of age. Life expectancy for the elderly population is increasing and currently major pancreatic resection provides the only meaningful chance of cure for periampullary and pancreatic tumors. Controversy over what constitutes the correct treatment of these tumors in elderly(More)
The Argon Beam Coagulator has gained his space in surgery thanks to its operative characteristics, that are very useful in sealing the bleeding parenchymal tissue with minimal injury to the surroundings. The aim of the present study is that of evaluate the physical properties of the instrument in its coagulation action. The experimental study with the(More)
The improvement of results and patients quality life is the aim of surgical technique. Mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy brings not only to a better cosmetic results, but also to a decrease of post operative pain, analgesic use, hospital stay and an early return to normal activities. In this study, Authors report their own experience about mini-laparoscopic(More)
Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is now recognized as a distinct clinical entity. In these cases, neoadjuvant treatment could maximize the potential for an R0 resection and avoid R1/R2 resections. In fact, by analyzing, the current literature is evident that approximately one-third of initially borderline resectable pancreatic tumors may undergo(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The NMVH of the intestine is a rare lesion, typical located in the small bowel. After the first 2 cases, reported in 1982, other 12 cases have been described, ten localized in the jejunual or ileal tract, only 1 in the cecum. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A case of NMVH of the duodenum, simulating a Crohns disease, is described. The lesion(More)
The growing pressure to rationalize costs in the healthcare system demands the development of new healthcare models aimed at allowing patients to receive the best treatment, without ignoring the rising costs. In the Healthcare Unit 2 located in the Abruzzo region in Italy, a new model of intensified care surgical department was designed in January 2013. The(More)
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