Vincenzo Jasonni

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Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the absence of enteric ganglia in the distal intestinal tract. While classified as a multigenic disorder, the altered function of the RET tyrosine kinase receptor is responsible for the majority of the pathogenesis of HSCR. Recent evidence demonstrate a strong association between RET(More)
BACKGROUND Associated anomalies have been reported in around 20% of Hirschsprung patients but many Authors suggested a measure of underestimation. We therefore implemented a prospective observational study on 106 consecutive HSCR patients aimed at defining the percentage of associated anomalies and implementing a personalized and up-to-date diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital and acquired airway anomalies represent a relatively common albeit challenging problem in a national tertiary care hospital. In the past, most of these patients were sent to foreign Centres because of the lack of local experience in reconstructive surgery of the paediatric airway. In 2009, a dedicated team was established at our(More)
INTRODUCTION The minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum has become the preferred technique in most centres. One of the most important technical points for the final result is stabilisation of the bar, usually obtained by one or two metal stabilisers. Recently, long-term absorbable stabilisers have become available (LactoSorb, Biomet, Jacksonville,(More)
Aim of this study was to investigate, for the first time, whether isolated newborn mouse enteric plexus could induce in vitro differentiation of the vagal neural crest-derived cells into enteric neuroblasts. Fragments of the myenteric plexus were isolated from the small intestine of 6-day-old Swiss mice and were collected and stored in DMEM-F12 medium, then(More)
Circulating levels (mean +/- SD) of estrone sulfate (E1S), estrone (E1) and estradiol-17 beta (E2) were measured in normal and cirrhotic postmenopausal women matched for body weight and age. In cirrhotic postmenopausal women, the E1S concentrations (201 +/- 46 pg/ml), while both E1 and E2 levels showed an increase (46 +/- 7 and 30 +/- 8 pg/ml) compared to(More)