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BMC Surgery

Volume 13 Supplement 2

Proceedings of the 26th National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery

Proceedings

Edited by Silvestro Canonico, Bruno Amato and Alessandro Puzziello

This supplement has not been sponsored. The source of funding used to cover open access publication charges is declared by the authors in each article. Articles have undergone the journal's standard review process for supplements. The supplement editors declare they have no competing interests.

26th National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery.

Naples, Italy19-22 June 2013

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  1. Content type: Research article

    At the present time, 50 to 60% of the population above 70 years of age suffers from a hearing impairment and from 0.6 to 1.1% has a severe to profound loss, which cannot benefit from an hearing aid. Moreover, ...

    Authors: Benatti Alice, Montino Silvia, Girasoli Laura, Trevisi Patrizia and Bovo Roberto

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S1

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    Breast cancer (BC) remains principally a disease of old ages; with 35-50% of cases occurring in women older than 65 years. Even mortality for cancer increases with aging: 19.7% between 65 and 74 years; 22.6% b...

    Authors: Alessandro Cappellani, Maria Di Vita, Antonio Zanghì, Andrea Cavallaro, Gaetano Piccolo, Marcello Majorana, Giuseppina Barbera and Massimiliano Berretta

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S2

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The significance of nodal metastases, very common in papillary thyroid cancer, and the role of lymph node dissection in the neoplasm management, are still controversial. The impact of lymph node involvement on...

    Authors: Giovanni Conzo, Giovanni Docimo, Daniela Pasquali, Claudio Mauriello, Claudio Gambardella, Daniela Esposito, Ernesto Tartaglia, Cristina Della Pietra, Salvatore Napolitano, Antonia Rizzuto and Luigi Santini

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S3

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    In chronic hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism, pathological modifications of bone and mineral metabolism increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Parathyroidectomy, re...

    Authors: Giovanni Conzo, Alessandra F Perna, Vincenzo Savica, Antonietta Palazzo, Cristina Della Pietra, Diego Ingrosso, Ersilia Satta, Giovambattista Capasso, Luigi Santini and Giovanni Docimo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S4

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Minimal invasive adrenalectomy has become the procedure of choice to treat adrenal tumors with a benign appearance, ≤ 6 cm in diameter and weighing < 100 g. Authors evaluated medium- and long-term outcomes of ...

    Authors: Giovanni Conzo, Daniela Pasquali, Cristina Della Pietra, Salvatore Napolitano, Daniela Esposito, Sergio Iorio, Annamaria De Bellis, Giovanni Docimo, Fausto Ferraro, Luigi Santini and Antonio Agostino Sinisi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S5

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Gallstone ileus is a rare cause of gastrointestinal obstruction, more frequent in elderly patients, whose treatment is essentially surgical, although some para-surgical and mini-invasive possibilities exist, a...

    Authors: Danzi Michele, Grimaldi Luciano, Fabozzi Massimiliano, Reggio Stefano, Danzi Roberta, Soscia Ernesto and Amato Bruno

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S6

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    Axillary lymphadenectomy or sentinel biopsy is integral part of breast cancer treatment, yet seroma formation occurs in 15-85% of cases. Among methods employed to reduce seroma magnitude and duration, fibrin g...

    Authors: Giovanni Docimo, Paolo Limongelli, Giovanni Conzo, Simona Gili, Alfonso Bosco, Antonia Rizzuto, Vincenzo Amoroso, Salvatore Marsico, Nicola Leone, Antonio Esposito, Chiara Vitiello, Landino Fei, Domenico Parmeggiani and Ludovico Docimo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S8

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    Restorative proctocolectomy with ileopouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the treatment of choice for intractable or complicated ulcerative colitis (UC). Debate exists concerning outcomes of IPAA in the elderly an...

    Authors: Gianluca Pellino, Guido Sciaudone, Giuseppe Candilio, Antonio Camerlingo, Rosa Marcellinaro, Federica Rocco, Serena De Fatico, Silvestro Canonico and Francesco Selvaggi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S9

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Studies have previously shown laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a safe and effective treatment for GERD even in elderly patients. The aim of the current study was to evaluate patients receiving laparoscopic a...

    Authors: Salvatore Tolone, Giovanni Docimo, Gianmattia Del Genio, Luigi Brusciano, Ignazio Verde, Simona Gili, Chiara Vitiello, Antonio D'Alessandro, Giuseppina Casalino, Francesco Saverio Lucido, Nicola Leone, Raffaele Pirozzi, Roberto Ruggiero and Ludovico Docimo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S10

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Hypocalcemia caused by transient or definitive hypoparathyroidism is the most frequent complication after total thyroidectomy (TT). We aimed to compare the impact of age and the clinical usefulness of oral cal...

    Authors: Salvatore Tolone, Ruggiero Roberto, Gianmattia del Genio, Luigi Brusciano, Domenico Parmeggiani, Vincenzo Amoroso, Giuseppina Casalino, Ignazio Verde, Alfonso Bosco, Antonio D'Alessandro, Raffaele Pirozzi, Gianluca Rossetti, Paolo Limongelli and Ludovico Docimo

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S11

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    In the late '80s the successes of the laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease laid the foundations on the modern use of this surgical technique in a variety of diseases. In the last 20 years, laparoscopic...

    Authors: Antonio Biondi, Giuseppe Grosso, Antonio Mistretta, Stefano Marventano, Chiara Toscano, Filippo Drago, Santi Gangi and Francesco Basile

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S12

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Populations living in the area of the Mediterranean Sea suffered by decreased incidence of cancer compared with those living in the regions of northern Europe and US countries, attributed to healthier dietary ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Grosso, Silvio Buscemi, Fabio Galvano, Antonio Mistretta, Stefano Marventano, Vanessa La Vela, Filippo Drago, Santi Gangi, Francesco Basile and Antonio Biondi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S14

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and the second in females with a progressive increase in prevalence in industrialized countries. The loss of health due to the cance...

    Authors: Stefano Marventano, Maria Joao Forjaz, Giuseppe Grosso, Antonio Mistretta, Gabriele Giorgianni, Alessio Platania, Santi Gangi, Francesco Basile and Antonio Biondi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S15

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    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality. People at higher risk are those individuals with a family history of CRC and familial adenomatous polyposis. Prevention and screeni...

    Authors: Francesca Nolfo, Stefania Rametta, Stefano Marventano, Giuseppe Grosso, Antonio Mistretta, Filippo Drago, Santi Gangi, Francesco Basile and Antonio Biondi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S16

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    Overall cancer incidence rates decreased in the most recent time period in both men and women, largely due to improvements in surgical therapeutic approaches (tertiary prevention) and screening programs (secon...

    Authors: Stefania Rametta, Giuseppe Grosso, Fabio Galvano, Antonio Mistretta, Stefano Marventano, Francesca Nolfo, Silvio Buscemi, Santi Gangi, Francesco Basile and Antonio Biondi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The interest of the case lies in an unexpected delayed bleeding following an endoscopic procedure in a patient with post-polycythemia myelofibrosis. The case gives the opportunity to discuss the medical manage...

    Authors: Fabrizio Cardin, Maria Luigia Randi, Marco Mosele, Claudio Terranova and Carmelo Militello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S18

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pain after prosthetic inguinal hernioplasty is one of the most important current issues in the current literature debate. Mechanisms related to pain development are only partially known. Influence of a...

    Authors: Marcello Donati, Giovanna Brancato, Angelita Giglio, Antonio Biondi, Francesco Basile and Angelo Donati

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S19

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Gallbladder carcinoma is a rare high malignancy neoplasm. The incidence of intra or post-operative incidental gallbladder carcinoma diagnosis is estimated between 0,2 and 2,8%. Primary aim of our study is to e...

    Authors: Alessia G Ferrarese, Mario Solej, Stefano Enrico, Alessandro Falcone, Silvia Catalano, Giada Pozzi, Silvia Marola and Valter Martino

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S20

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