Gianlorenzo Dionigi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Insubria
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of new technologies on thyroid surgery: state of the art
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    University of Insubria, Department of Surgical Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario, Fondazione Macchi, Viale Borri, 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 2:547-57. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Breast cancer diagnosis: the role of stereotactic vacuum-assisted aspiration biopsy
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S104-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy: an overview
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S109-12. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Breast cancer surgery in an ambulatory setting
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S116-8. 2008
  5. doi request reprint New technologies in ambulatory thyroid surgery
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S22-5. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Parathyroid function after open thyroidectomy: A prospective randomized study for ligasure precise versus harmonic FOCUS
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese Como, Italy
    Head Neck 35:562-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in video-assisted thyroidectomy: lessons learned from neuromonitoring
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 26:2601-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The safety of energy-based devices in open thyroidectomy: a prospective, randomised study comparing the LigaSure™ (LF1212) and the Harmonic® FOCUS
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese Como, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:817-23. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Visualization versus neuromonitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerves during thyroidectomy: what about the costs?
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria Varese Como, Via Guicciardini, 21100 Varese, Italy
    World J Surg 36:748-54. 2012
  10. pmc Solitary fibrous tumor of the male breast: a case report and review of the literature
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy
    World J Surg Oncol 6:16. 2008

Detail Information

Publications95

  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of new technologies on thyroid surgery: state of the art
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    University of Insubria, Department of Surgical Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario, Fondazione Macchi, Viale Borri, 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 2:547-57. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Breast cancer diagnosis: the role of stereotactic vacuum-assisted aspiration biopsy
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S104-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and impact of the stereotactic vacuum-assisted aspiration biopsy (VAB) as a surgical treatment for non-palpable breast lesions...
  3. doi request reprint Axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy: an overview
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S109-12. 2008
    ..Aim of this study is to analyze the most updated results and open problems reported in literature in the use of sentinel node biopsy in breast surgery...
  4. doi request reprint Breast cancer surgery in an ambulatory setting
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S116-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of outpatient surgery for early breast cancer in an Italian ambulatory setting and to assess its benefits...
  5. doi request reprint New technologies in ambulatory thyroid surgery
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S22-5. 2008
    ..This paper reviews relevant medical literature published on the influence of these new technologies on quality of thyroid surgery as well as prevention of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Searches were last updated April 2008...
  6. doi request reprint Parathyroid function after open thyroidectomy: A prospective randomized study for ligasure precise versus harmonic FOCUS
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese Como, Italy
    Head Neck 35:562-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare these energy-based devices on the performance of open thyroidectomy for benign disease with emphasis given to postoperative parathyroid function...
  7. doi request reprint Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in video-assisted thyroidectomy: lessons learned from neuromonitoring
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 26:2601-8. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the mechanism of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury during video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT)...
  8. doi request reprint The safety of energy-based devices in open thyroidectomy: a prospective, randomised study comparing the LigaSure™ (LF1212) and the Harmonic® FOCUS
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese Como, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:817-23. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare these energy-based devices (EBDs) with respect to their use in open thyroidectomy...
  9. doi request reprint Visualization versus neuromonitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerves during thyroidectomy: what about the costs?
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria Varese Como, Via Guicciardini, 21100 Varese, Italy
    World J Surg 36:748-54. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Solitary fibrous tumor of the male breast: a case report and review of the literature
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy
    World J Surg Oncol 6:16. 2008
    ..Problems related to differential diagnosis and the possible pitfalls that can be encountered in the diagnostic iter of such rare tumor are discussed...
  11. pmc Intraductal papillary mucinous tumor of bile ducts radiologic and pathologic features: a case report
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Cases J 1:319. 2008
    ..Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the liver (IPNL) is a recently recognized entity which closely resembles an intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (IPMT) of the pancreas...
  12. ncbi request reprint Shortening hospital stay for thyroid surgery
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Medical School, University of Insubria, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:85-96. 2008
    ..We discuss the special ethical and legal issues that this thyroid surgery raises. Searches were last updated in May 2007...
  13. pmc Simultaneous medullary and papillary thyroid cancer: two case reports
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Med Case Reports 1:133. 2007
    ..Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) have always been considered different from each other; in their incidence, their cell origin and their histopathological features...
  14. ncbi request reprint Primary colorectal lymphomas: review of the literature
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S169-71. 2007
    ..Primary colon lymphoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2000;74:257-62] University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas...
  15. ncbi request reprint The impact of perioperative blood transfusion on clinical outcomes in colorectal surgery
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Insubria, Viale Borri, 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S177-82. 2007
    ..Searches were last update August 2007...
  16. ncbi request reprint Colonic stenting for malignant disease: review of literature
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S153-5. 2007
    ..Colorectal stenting can be considered a safe and effective procedure with a low mortality and morbidity for both preoperative and palliative decompression of colonic obstruction...
  17. ncbi request reprint The application of sentinel lymph node mapping in colon cancer
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S129-32. 2007
    ..Sentinel node mapping is currently being investigated for treatment of colorectal cancers. Recent studies show promise for incorporating the sentinel node mapping technique for treatment of several gastrointestinal malignancies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Differences between familial and sporadic forms of colorectal cancer with DNA microsatellite instability
    G Dionigi
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S37-42. 2007
    ..MSI caused by deficient DNA mismatch-repair functions is a hallmark of cancers associated with the hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome but is also found in about 15% of all sporadic tumours...
  19. ncbi request reprint Genetic alteration in hereditary colorectal cancer
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S11-5. 2007
    ..This may help the medical professionals especially internists, gastroenterologists, and oncologists to update their knowledge in this field...
  20. doi request reprint Medullary thyroid carcinoma: surgical treatment advances
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 16:158-62. 2008
    ..The authors review relevant medical literature published on the influence of these new techniques in the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer. Searches were last updated in October 2007...
  21. doi request reprint Ambulatory thyroid surgery: need for stricter patient selection criteria
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S19-21. 2008
    ..The purpose of this review is to examine the relevant updated published results on selection criteria measures that can be used to assess patients referred to short-stay surgery for thyroid disease...
  22. doi request reprint Defining the learning curve for video-assisted thyroidectomy
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S1-3. 2008
    ..Several studies have demonstrated that endoscopic thyroidectomy is a safe technique. Aim of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT) performed by a junior surgeon...
  23. doi request reprint What is the learning curve for intraoperative neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery?
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Via Guicciardini, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S7-12. 2008
    ..The study describes the initial experience and learning curve of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) during thyroidectomy. We describe the prevalence and patterns of IONM technical problems...
  24. doi request reprint Surveillance of surgical site infections after thyroidectomy in a one-day surgery setting
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S13-5. 2008
    ..Different studies underline the importance of hospital stay on the development of infectious complications. We performed an audit of surgical site infections (SSI) after thyroidectomy was performed in a one-day surgery setting...
  25. doi request reprint Safe incorporation of new technologies in thyroid surgery
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Center of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario, Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:747-58. 2008
    ..Searches were last updated in April 2008...
  26. doi request reprint Prospectives and surgical usefulness of perioperative parathyroid hormone assay in thyroid surgery
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Center of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario, Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 5:699-704. 2008
    ..Searches were last updated in April 2008...
  27. pmc Solitary intrathyroidal metastasis of renal clear cell carcinoma in a toxic substernal multinodular goiter
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Thyroid Res 1:6. 2008
    ..Thyroid gland is a rare site of clinically detectable tumor metastasis...
  28. doi request reprint The use of electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system in minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT)
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:493-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of the electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system on the performance of minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT)...
  29. doi request reprint Neuromonitoring and video-assisted thyroidectomy: a prospective, randomized case-control evaluation
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 23:996-1003. 2009
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Video-assisted thyroidectomy performed in a one-day surgery setting
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S4-6. 2008
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of VAT in an ambulatory setting (i.e. one-day surgery, <24-h stay)...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Current indications for thyroidectomy]
    G Dionigi
    Centro di Ricerche in Endocrinochirurgia, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Universita degli Studi dell Insubria, Varese
    Minerva Chir 62:359-72. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Treatment of high output entero-cutaneous fistulae associated with large abdominal wall defects: single center experience
    G Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:51-6. 2008
    ..Enteric fistulas are defined by their sites of origin, communication and flow. We evaluate the treatment of complex patients with entero-cutaneous fistulae with large abdominal wall defects...
  33. pmc Laparoscopic resection of a primary hydatid cyst of the adrenal gland: a case report
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Med Case Reports 1:61. 2007
    ..Italy is regarded as a middle to high risk country with over 1,000 cases requiring surgery each year. Liver (45-75%) and lung (10-50%) are the most frequent locations of this parasitosis...
  34. ncbi request reprint Surgery of lymph nodes in papillary thyroid cancer
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Medical School, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 6:1217-29. 2006
    ..This paper reviews relevant medical literature published in the English language on surgery of lymph nodes in differentiated thyroid cancer with well-controlled trials. Searches were last updated in June 2006...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cancer of the esophagus: the value of preoperative patient assessment
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri, 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 6:581-93. 2006
    ..The principle is to gain information concerning patients that leads to modification of their management, and improves the outcome from surgery...
  36. doi request reprint Time interval in diagnosis and treatment of papillary thyroid cancer: a descriptive, retrospective study
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Am J Surg 197:434-8. 2009
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the time interval (TI) required for the diagnosis of symptomatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)...
  37. ncbi request reprint The surgeon's approach to preoperative evaluation of esophageal cancer: recent developments
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Università di Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Rays 30:351-6. 2005
    ..Preoperative evaluation is defined as the process of clinical assessment that precedes the induction of anesthesia. The principle is to gain information about the patient that could lead to modify his/her management, and improve outcome...
  38. doi request reprint Implementation of systematic neuromonitoring training for thyroid surgery
    G Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria Varese Como, Via Guicciardini, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Updates Surg 63:201-7. 2011
    ..The course offered participants novel knowledge and training and gave participants a systematic and standard approach to IONM technique...
  39. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infections after thyroidectomy
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S117-20. 2006
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Surgical anatomy and neurophysiology of the vagus nerve (VN) for standardised intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) of the inferior laryngeal nerve (ILN) during thyroidectomy
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Centre, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria Varese Como, Via Guicciardini, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 395:893-9. 2010
    ....
  41. pmc Effect of perioperative blood transfusion on clinical outcomes in hepatic surgery for cancer
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliera Polo Universitario, University of Insubria, Via Guicciardini, 21100 Varese, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:3976-83. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Medullary thyroid carcinoma: surgical treatment advances
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario, Fondazione Macchi 57, Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 7:877-85. 2007
    ..We discuss the particular ethical and legal issues that thyroid prophylactic surgery raises. Searches were last updated in February 2007...
  43. doi request reprint Postoperative laryngoscopy in thyroid surgery: proper timing to detect recurrent laryngeal nerve injury
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria Varese Como, Via Guicciardini 21100, Varese, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 395:327-31. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of different time intervals of fiber-optic nasolaryngoscopy (FNL) on the diagnosis of RLNP...
  44. doi request reprint Wound morbidity in mini-invasive thyroidectomy
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Endocrine Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Via Guicciardini, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 25:62-7. 2011
    ..The incidence of wound morbidity (WM) after conventional thyroidectomy (CT) is 2 to 7%. This study evaluated the rate of WM after video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT), with emphasis on surgical-site infections (SSIs)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Transdiaphragmatic approach to the thorax using mini-invasive devices
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:423-6. 2006
    ..We feel that there is a considerable learning curve with this technique and future studies will have to prove the feasibility of this procedure...
  46. doi request reprint The middle thyroid vein: anatomical and surgical aspects
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo Polo Universitario, Viale Guicciardini, 21100, Varese, Italy
    World J Surg 34:514-20. 2010
    ..An issue that has been overlooked in medical literature concerns the prevalence and topographic relationships of the middle thyroid vein (MTV), which have been studied, with a prospective approach, in patients with various thyroid diseases...
  47. doi request reprint Current role of interventions in metastatic kidney tumors: single center experience
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Radiology Department, University of Insubria, Viale Borri, 57, Varese, Italy
    Updates Surg 63:259-69. 2011
    ..It is possible to conclude that Interventional radiology plays an important role in RCC metastasis treatment, if we have few complications and improved outcomes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Mechanical bowel preparation for colorectal surgery
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S61-3. 2006
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation of renal cell carcinoma: is it possible a day-hospital treatment?
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S31-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the procedure in day-hospital and discuss prognostic factors, efficacy and complications of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma...
  50. doi request reprint The role of micrometastatic disease in sentinel lymph node in breast cancer
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Breast J 16:S26-8. 2010
    ..2-2 mm) in the SLN is found. However, in absence of level-1 evidence guidelines, each case requires discussion in the context of a multi-disciplinary team...
  51. ncbi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation for standardized monitoring: technical notes for conventional and endoscopic thyroidectomy
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Director, 1st Division of General Surgery Director, Endocrine Surgery Research Center Department of Surgical Sciences and Human Morphology University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Technol Int 23:95-103. 2013
    ..Herein, we present technical notes for the VN identification to achieve the critical view of safety of the VN stimulation with or without dissection. ..
  52. ncbi request reprint Bleeding after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation: Successful treatment with transcatheter embolization
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 61:351-5. 2007
    ..This knowledge will provide an ability to earlier detect bleeding complications after radiofrequency ablation (RFA), to manage these complications appropriately with endovascular procedures and minimize the sequelae...
  53. doi request reprint Nodule size and fine-needle aspiration biopsy: diagnostic challenges for thyroid malignancy
    Stefano Rausei
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Borri, Italian Republic, Varese, Italy
    Am J Surg 201:525-30. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship between nodule size and malignancy and the correlation between the dimensional parameter and fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in patients with a nodular goiter...
  54. doi request reprint Breast cancer in pregnancy
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Breast J 16:S22-5. 2010
    ..Other therapies may need to be considered, although their usage now is not currently recommended owing to the paucity of safety data...
  55. doi request reprint Microwave ablation of pancreatic head cancer: safety and efficacy
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy Electronic address
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 24:1513-20. 2013
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous microwave (MW) ablation treatment in locally advanced, nonresectable, nonmetastatic pancreatic head cancer...
  56. doi request reprint Radio-guided occult lesion localization versus wire-guided localization in non-palpable breast lesions
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S101-3. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of this breast surgical procedure provided by several published papers...
  57. doi request reprint Efficacy, safety and effectiveness of image-guided percutaneous microwave ablation in cystic renal lesions Bosniak III or IV after 24 months follow up
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Interventional Radiology Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 11:S30-5. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy, safety and effectiveness of percutaneous image-guided microwave ablation (MWA) in Bosniak category III or IV cystic renal lesions after 24 months follow-up duration...
  58. ncbi request reprint The technique of intraoperative neuromonitoring in thyroid surgery
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese Como, Italy
    Surg Technol Int 19:25-37. 2010
    ..In this chapter, we present relevant medical literature and personal experience on thyroid surgery with IONM. Technical, medical, and legal aspects of monitoring are discussed...
  59. ncbi request reprint Preoperative assessment of rectal cancer stage: state of the art
    Francesca Rovera
    Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Fondazione Macchi, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 4:517-22. 2007
    ..In this review, the authors analyze and discuss the more recent diagnostic techniques for an accurate preoperative staging of rectal cancer, highlighting each method's advantages and limits for their routine use in clinical practice...
  60. doi request reprint Single incision laparoscopic right colectomy
    Luigi Boni
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria Azienda Ospedaliera Macchi, Viale Borri n 57, 21100, Varese, Italy
    Surg Endosc 24:3233-6. 2010
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Single access cholecystectomy using standard laparoscopic instruments
    Fabrizio Cantore
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Updates Surg 63:31-4. 2011
    ..3 ± 0.9 days. Single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy with conventional surgical instruments is a feasible and safe procedure, but additional studies in larger series are needed to confirm our results...
  62. ncbi request reprint Infected pancreatic necrosis
    Renzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S49-52. 2006
    ..However, gram-positive cocci are isolated with increasing frequency. Enterococci are the single most commonly isolated species...
  63. doi request reprint Microwave tumors ablation: principles, clinical applications and review of preliminary experiences
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S65-9. 2008
    ..However further studies are necessary to confirm short- and long-term effectiveness of the methods and to compare it with other ablative techniques, especially RF...
  64. doi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of a pancreatic metastasis from renal cell carcinoma: case report
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:64-6. 2008
    ..The pancreas is surrounded by structures such as the stomach, duodenum, and colon and concerns regarding the risks of thermal injury to these structures have limited the use of RFA for nonresectable pancreatic tumors...
  65. ncbi request reprint Emergency percutaneous treatment in surgical bile duct injury
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Emerg Radiol 15:335-41. 2008
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Neuroendocrine carcinomas of the breast
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S113-5. 2008
    ..They are rare lesions representing about 2-3% of all breast cancers and affecting more frequently elderly patients...
  67. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infections in day surgery settings
    Giovanna Brebbia
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S121-3. 2006
    ..We performed an audit of such infections over a oneyear period...
  68. doi request reprint Identifying factors contributing to reduced breast tumor size: a longitudinal study
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S97-S100. 2008
    ..It also identifies the factors that contributed to the reduction of the breast tumor size over a 13-year period at a tertiary referral center...
  69. doi request reprint Ablation of painful metastatic bone tumors: a systematic review
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S47-52. 2008
    ..Moreover, the combined treatments of ablation and cementoplastic are also useful to stabilize the bone lesion. This review article analyzes techniques and effectiveness of percutaneous treatments of skeletal metastases...
  70. ncbi request reprint Treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism with ultrasonographically guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermoablation
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:112-6. 2006
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Technological advances in minimally invasive surgery
    Luigi Boni
    University of Insubria, Department of Surgical Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario, Fondazione Macchi, Viale Borri, 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 3:147-53. 2006
    ..The aim of this article is to review some of these advances and the impact they are having on the managements of different surgical problems...
  72. ncbi request reprint Thyroid surgery: new approach to dissection and hemostasis
    Gianlorenzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Technol Int 15:75-80. 2006
    ..This chapter reviews relevant medical literature published in the English language since 1990 on thyroid surgery techniques with well-controlled trials on haemostasis and dissection. Searches were last updated October 2005...
  73. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prophylaxis in colorectal surgery
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 3:787-95. 2005
    ..Specific criteria in the choice of correct antibiotic prophylaxis have to be respected, on the basis of the microorganisms usually found in the surgical site, and on the specific hospital microbiologic epidemiology...
  74. ncbi request reprint Infective complications in laparoscopic surgery
    Luigi Boni
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S109-11. 2006
    ..We compare the incidence of postoperative infections after the most common laparoscopic surgical procedures with that after the corresponding open operation, and review the possible mechanisms behind these results...
  75. doi request reprint Laparoscopic left nephrectomy for living donor kidney transplant
    Luigi Boni
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Viale Borri n 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Arch Surg 145:590-1. 2010
    ..To present our personal technique for laparoscopic left nephrectomy for living donor transplant...
  76. ncbi request reprint Long-term results and quality of life of patients undergoing sequential surgical treatment for severe acute pancreatitis complicated by infected pancreatic necrosis
    Lorenza Cinquepalmi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S113-6. 2006
    ..g., nutritional, muscular, and pancreatic function) of patients treated by sequential necrosectomy at the Department of Surgery of the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Infections in 346 consecutive video-assisted thoracoscopic procedures
    Francesca Rovera
    Center for Thoracic Surgery, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo di Varese, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 4:45-51. 2003
    ..Postoperative infections, as related to risk factors, in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) procedures have been studied infrequently...
  78. doi request reprint Cervico-mediastinal schwannoma of the vagus nerve: resection with intraoperative nerve monitoring
    Andrea Imperatori
    Department of Surgical Sciences and Center for Thoracic Surgery, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy
    Updates Surg 63:59-61. 2011
    ..The intraoperative neurostimulation and neuromonitoring approach for the resection of vagus schwannoma are recommended because it may reduce the risk of injury to the vagus and to the recurrent laryngeal nerve...
  79. ncbi request reprint Tubular adenoma of the breast in an 84-year-old woman: report of a case simulating breast cancer
    Francesca Rovera
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Breast J 12:257-9. 2006
    ..This article describes a case of an 84-year-old woman suffering from tubular adenoma of the breast. The authors underline the difficulty in preoperative differentiation between benign and malignant breast lesions...
  80. doi request reprint The mammary gland and the homeobox gene Otx1
    Ilaria S Pagani
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Breast J 16:S53-6. 2010
    ..Recent studies report that Otx1 is overexpressed in breast cancer. Otx1 is expressed during embryogenesis, and it is expressed again during carcinogenesis, implying its possible function in differentiation of neoplastic cells...
  81. ncbi request reprint Postoperative fever
    Renzo Dionigi
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S17-20. 2006
    ..Fever is common in surgical patients. The list of potential causes is long and includes many noninfective etiologies...
  82. doi request reprint Anaesthesia for thyroid surgery: perioperative management
    Alessandro Bacuzzi
    Department of Anaesthesia and Palliative Care, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S82-5. 2008
    ..Particularly total intravenous anaesthesia and recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring actually are two end-points in the thyroid surgery...
  83. ncbi request reprint Primary melanoma of the esophagus
    Luigi Boni
    University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Am Coll Surg 194:840. 2002
  84. ncbi request reprint Multiple hemangiomas of the appendix and liver
    Angelo Benevento
    University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    J Am Coll Surg 197:860-1. 2003
  85. doi request reprint Cosmetic treatments: an emerging field of interest for interventional radiologists
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S70-4. 2008
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of breast liposarcoma with liver metastases: the role of radical surgery
    Alberta Ferrari
    Breast J 13:324-5. 2007
  87. ncbi request reprint Re: Radiofrequency ablation for hyperparathyroidism: Can it be a new treatment? Surg Lap Endosc Percut Tech. 2006;16(2):116
    Gianpaolo Carrafiello
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:199-200. 2006
  88. doi request reprint Non-traumatic acute bowel disease: differential diagnosis with 64-row MDCT
    Monica Mangini
    Department of Radiology, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, University of Insubria, Viale Borri, 57 21100 Varese, Italy
    Emerg Radiol 15:171-8. 2008
    ..The overall sensitivity of MDCT was 82.4%. MDCT is a very reliable method in the diagnostic management of non-traumatic acute bowel diseases allowing a fast and precise differential diagnosis and therefore a timely treatment...
  89. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of harmonic scalpel use during thyroidectomy
    Paolo Miccoli
    Department of Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1069-73. 2006
    ..To compare operative factors, postoperative outcomes, and surgical complications of thyroidectomy when using the harmonic scalpel (HS) vs conventional hemostasis (CH)...
  90. ncbi request reprint Multimodal approach to endovascular treatment of visceral artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms
    Domenico Laganà
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 59:104-11. 2006
    ..To assess the feasibility and the effectiveness of endovascular treatment of visceral arteries aneurysms (VAAs) using a "multimodal approach"...