Valentina Randazzo

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BACKGROUND Although some studies have compared laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS) in splenomegaly cases, no study has analyzed the differences between HALS and open splenectomy (OS). This study aimed to compare the HALS and OS techniques in splenomegaly cases. METHODS This prospective study included 27 patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Most of the laparoscopic surgeons have been attempting to reduce incisional morbidity and improve cosmetic outcomes by using fewer and smaller ports. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is a new laparoscopic procedure. Herein we would like to present our experiences. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2009 and October 2009, data of(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) of the stomach is extremely rare in the elderly. Surgical resection of the stomach by partial gastrectomy or wedge resection is the standard treatment. Today the resection can also be performed laparoscopically, especially in the case of small tumours as well as for larger GIST though there are unclearly defined(More)
INTRODUCTION Many surgical options exist to treat rectal prolapse with different indications, feasibility and results in urgent and complicated cases. These include perineal or abdominal approaches including rectopexy with or without resection. Perineal approaches have reduced surgical invasivity and hospital stay if compared to transabdominal approaches by(More)
BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) represents a heterogeneous disorder with recurrent chromosomal alterations and molecular abnormalities. Among AML with normal karyotype (NK-AML) FLT3 activating mutation, internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD), is present in about 30% of patients, conferring unfavorable outcome. Our previous data demonstrated specific(More)
Pancreatic trauma is a rare event, accounting for approximately 3% of all blunt abdominal traumas. The related mortality is quite high, around 5-30%, mostly due to the associated haemorrhagic lesions and to the delay in establishing the diagnosis, while pancreatic damage is directly responsible for death in only 5-10% of cases. We report here on a case of(More)
The congenital intrapericardial hernia is a rare kind of diaphragmatic hernia. It is due to an embryologic defect of the central tendon of the diaphragm, often accompanied by other congenital malformations. This work presents a unique case report in the literature of the congenital association between intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia and epigastric(More)
Cystic lymphangioma is a rare benign tumor that occurs more often in children with different localizations. Abdominal localization and its development may produce symptoms and clinical features of acute abdomen leading to problems in the differential diagnosis. The Authors report a rare case of pancreatic lymphangioma in a nine years old child resolved by(More)
BACKGROUND A review of the experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy to evaluate the impact of the efficacy, safety, and complications on the learning curve. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS Between 1993 and 1998, 415 patients, 123 males and 292 females, median age 52.1 years (range 23-96 years), with symptomatic cholelithiasis, underwent(More)
Catheter migration, represents a rare, mechanical complication following the use of totally implantable venous devices. A case, in which the catheter was inserted into the right internal jugular vein by percutaneous route, without radiological control, is described. Following the chemotherapy infusion drugs, the patient developed a catheter displacement and(More)