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The Authors report the outcomes of an epidemiology study concerning the external genital pathologies, carried out on 2400 young males, ranging between 18 and 22 years who underwent the medical inspection for admission to the Air Force Academy. Basing on an andrologic clinical and anamnestic protocol, 229 cases with genital abnormalities, and among them 171… (More)
BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO), a potent vasodilator produced by endothelial cells, is reduced in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but the mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Because NO is rapidly inactivated by superoxide anion, we speculated that enhanced oxidative stress could lower NO generation. The aim of our study was to… (More)
The authors report the results of more than five years experience of phlebectomies, according to Müller's method, performed both in general anesthesia during stripping operations and in local practice. The results confirmed the validity of this complementary surgical treatment for its radicality, execution simpleness and best respect for aesthetics.
The aim of this work was to clearly illustrate that the haemodynamic pathogenesis of the varicocele can be a consequence of a retrograde flux along the internal spermatic vein. The reflux is due to the use of a different path of drainage along the internal spermatic vein, which uses some collateral routes of the vessel, and mainly the nephrogenital branch.… (More)
The external biliary drainage in severe jaundice secondary to pancreatic carcinoma acts differently in pre, intra, and postoperative period. In the preoperative period the drainage enables to lower the direct bilirubinemia and the intrahepatic biliary stasis and consequently the complications linked to the impaired hepatic and renal function. During the… (More)
The Authors report in this paper the outcomes of a post-operative study based on echo and echo-color imaging in 10 patients who underwent surgery for bilateral groin hernia. On both sides the operation was performed with a "patch and plug" implantation, according to the Rutkow technique. On right sides the polypropilene mesh was fixed to the inguinal… (More)
The aim of this work is to report our three-years experience in the endovascular laser treatment of lower limbs varicose veins. After the evaluation of results after a middle-term follow-up, Authors discuss about an enlargement of indications to this method, and suggest some original technical details.