V. Salvati

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BACKGROUND Surgery is considered the treatment of choice for postoperative biliary strictures. Recently, endoscopic stent placement has been proposed as an alternative to surgical management in selected patients. METHODS In this retrospective study, 157 patients with postoperative biliary strictures were included. Eighty patients (group A) were treated(More)
Dear Editor, Colorectal cancer takes contact with adjacent abdominal organs in approximately 15% of cases. When these adherences are present, they are neoplastic in 49–84% of cases. The indication for multivisceral excision is usually posed at the time of surgery since preoperative workup does not clarify the nature of the invasion. Furthermore, it is not(More)
Dear Editor: Synchronous asymptomatic renal neoplasms may be found in up to 3.8% of patients with colorectal cancer. There are few reports, however, that have presented a simultaneous resection of both renal and colorectal disease. We performed synchronous laparoscopic radical nephrectomy and laparoscopic left hemicolectomy in a 74-year-old man with(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to make a contribution to improve the care of patients with colorectal cancer by optimizing times and methods of the follow-up; particular attention is given to factors which may be important for the prognosis and for the quality of life in the immediate postoperative period. METHODS The study includes all the patients with(More)
Surgical risk is defined as the probability of occurrence of early or late complications. For each patient, knowledge of factors affecting surgical risk in a basic step when evaluating prognosis after surgery and determining therapeutic decision. A greater and more effective information may be obtained studying variables within the context of the other ones(More)
Chordoma is a rare, slow-growing, malignant tumor which usually localizes in the sacrococcygeal area. The authors report the case of a 36-year-old woman treated by sacral resection by a posterior approach. At admission, the patient reported a 5-month history of sacral pain. Digital rectal examination revealed a presacral mass. CT and above all MR revealed(More)
Tuberculosis, with its pulmonary and extrapulmonary localizations, is rapidly increasing in Italy. The authors describe a case of a primary colonic tuberculosis in a 52-year-old Caucasian man. At admission the patient reported a 6-month history of constipation, weight loss and abdominal pain. He had rectal bleeding in the last two weeks. Haematological(More)
In this study 8 pancreatic resections were performed using the Autosuture stapler. No fistula developed among 5 cases of distal pancreatectomy, conversely 2 pancreatic fistula occurred in 3 cases of pancreaticoduodenectomy; one patient died for fistula. It is concluded that distal pancreatectomy with staplers is a reasonable and safe alternative to(More)
Pancreatic cystadenomas must be considered in the differential diagnosis of all cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. On the basis of a clinical observation, the authors discuss the most important clinical and diagnostic findings of pancreatic cystadenomas with special regard for what concerns the mucinous type. The authors underline the extreme difficulty of a(More)
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