Vincenzo Pilone

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Obesity is a consequence of imbalance of food intake and energy expenditure that results in storage of energy as fat, primarily in adipose tissue. MicroRNAs are non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression in metabolic pathways and they are also involved in fat-cell development. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether microRNA dysfunction contributes(More)
Retrospective multicenter analysis of the results of two different approaches for band positioning: perigastric and pars flaccida. Data were collected from the database of the Italian Group for LapBand® (GILB). Patients operated from January 2001 to December 2004 were selected according to criteria of case–control studies to compare two different band(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical and endoscopic patterns in a large series of patients with metastatic tumors in the stomach. METHODS A total of 64 patients with gastric metastases from solid malignant tumors were retrospectively examined between 1990 and 2005. The clinicopathological findings were reviewed along with tumor characteristics such as endoscopic(More)
This report describes a case of successful endoscopic management of intragastric penetrated adjustable gastric band in a patient with morbid obesity. The favorable course of the case described here demonstrates that adjustable gastric bands in the process of migration need not be removed surgically in patients who are asymptomatic.
BACKGROUND The serum collection under the abdominal flap is the most common complication after a lipo-abdominoplasty. The frequency of seroma increases further among obese patients, who have achieved massive weight loss after bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of fibrin glues with a low concentration of thrombin(More)
AIM Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most common procedures of bariatric surgery. Nevertheless complications after LSG are common, the most frequent is bleeding. Our purpose was to reduce bleeding after gastric resection, thus reducing the risk of anemia. METHODS The study took part in our Multidisciplinary Obesity Treatment Centre,(More)
BACKGROUND Various intragastric balloons have been used in obese patients for temporary weight loss. Recently, a new balloon, the Heliosphere Bag, was proposed. In a preliminary study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of this device. METHODS The Heliosphere Bag was used in 10 patients, selected according to the guidelines for obesity surgery. The(More)
AIM Milligan-Morgan operation is still considered the treatment of choice for IV-degree haemorrhoids: it is frequently associated with significant postoperative pain and prolonged hospital stay. Many instruments were conceived to reduce these complications, such as the LigaSure™ (LS) system, a combination of radiofrequency and pressure that seems mainly(More)
BACKGROUND Improvements in health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) occur after bariatric surgery. However, sustainability of these changes over time remains debated. METHODS Data collected in a prospective 3-year multicenter Italian study on changes of HR-QoL after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding were used. HR-QoL has investigated with the SF-36(More)
INTRODUCTION The breast and salivary gland tissue share embryologic and thus pathological similarities. Acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) is a typical tumor in salivary glands, but rarely arises in breast too. We reviewed 38 cases of mammary ACC reported in literature and our case, the first ACC born within a fibroadenoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were(More)