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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the world. We aimed to compare laparoscopic and open appendectomy in the elderly in our experience.

    Authors: Alessia G Ferrarese, Valter Martino, Stefano Enrico, Alessandro Falcone, Silvia Catalano, Giada Pozzi, Silvia Marola and Mario Solej
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S22
  20. Laparoscopic approach for wound defects is a procedure that aims to reduce surgical aggressiveness against the abdominal wall by using minimal incisions and dedicated instruments.

    Authors: Alessia G Ferrarese, Valter Martino, Stefano Enrico, Alessandro Falcone, Silvia Catalano, Enrico Gibin, Silvia Marola, Alessandra Surace and Mario Solej
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S23
  21. Aim of this study is to present our standardized laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP) technique, and to study our experience in the elderly as far as concerns preoperative and postope...

    Authors: Alessia MDG Ferrarese, Stefano Enrico, Mario Solej, Alessandro Falcone, Silvia Catalano, Enrico Gibin, Silvia Marola, Alessandra Surace and Valter Martino
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S24
  22. Old age is associated with comorbidity and decreased functioning which influences treatment decisions in elderly breast cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for complications...

    Authors: Nicola Rocco, Corrado Rispoli, Gennaro Pagano, Giuseppe Rengo, Rita Compagna, Michele Danzi, Antonello Accurso and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S25

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2015 15:2

  23. The effect of undertreatment with adjuvant hormonal therapy, chemotherapy or radiation was studied in elderly women with breast cancer.

    Authors: Nicola Rocco, Corrado Rispoli, Gennaro Pagano, Silvio Ascione, Rita Compagna, Michele Danzi, Antonello Accurso and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):1

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2016 16:25

  24. With the increase in life expectancy, the incidence of head and neck cancer has grown in the elderly population. Free tissue transfer has become the first choice, among all the reconstructive techniques, in th...

    Authors: Francesco Turrà, Simone La Padula, Sergio Razzano, Paola Bonavolontà, Gisella Nele, Sergio Marlino, Luigi Canta, Pasquale Graziano, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona and Fabrizio Schonauer
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S27
  25. Inguinal hernioplasty is well established as a day-surgery procedure, our purpose is to assess the safeness of this approach in elderly patients.

    Authors: Bruno Amato, Rita Compagna, Francesca Fappiano, Roberto Rossi, Tommaso Bianco, Michele Danzi, Antonello Accurso, Raffaele Serra, Giovanni Aprea and Salvatore Massa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S28
  26. Groin hernia is one of the most frequently encountered pathologies occurring in old age and it is often the cause of emergency procedures. In our study we evaluate the impact of emergency procedures in over 75...

    Authors: Rita Compagna, Roberto Rossi, Francesca Fappiano, Tommaso Bianco, Antonello Accurso, Michele Danzi, Salvatore Massa, Giovanni Aprea and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S29
  27. Inguinal hernia is one of the most common diseases in the elderly. Treatment of this pathology is exclusively surgical and relies almost always on the use of local anesthesia. While in the past hernia surgery ...

    Authors: Rita Compagna, Gabriele Vigliotti, Tommaso Bianco, Maurizio Amato, Roberto Rossi, Francesca Fappiano, Antonello Accurso, Michele Danzi, Giovanni Aprea and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S30
  28. Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a life-threatening complication of an oropharyngeal infection that requires prompt and aggressive medical and surgical therapy. Herein, we report unusual case of man suf...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo MD, Paolo Laperuta MD, Filomena Napolitano MD, Chiara Carlomagno MD, Michele Danzi, Bruno Amato, Alfredo Garzi MD and Mario Vitale MD
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S31
  29. The mechanical stapler is routinely used in thoracic surgery practice to attend resection of bronchus and vessels. Herein, we reported a very rare complication as the migration of a titanium surgical clip thro...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Paolo Laperuta, Filomena Napolitano, Chiara Carlomagno, Michele Danzi, Bruno Amato, Alfredo Garzi and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S32
  30. Choriocarcinoma is a germ cell tumor containing syncytiotrophoblastic cells and secreting human Beta-HCG. Primary choriocarcinoma of the lung is extremely uncommon. The prognosis of this tumor is extremely poo...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Paolo Laperuta, Filomena Napolitano, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S33
  31. Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon disease, accounting for only approximately 1.5% of all congenital pulmonary malformations. In most cases, the diagnosis is a result of accidental radiological findings; i...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Paolo Laperuta, Filomena Napolitano, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S34
  32. The open Burch colposuspension, first described in 1961 had been widely employed for the surgical treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) caused by urethral hypermobility. We evaluated the lo...

    Authors: Domenico Prezioso, Fabrizio Iacono, Giovanni Di Lauro, Ester Illiano, Giuseppe Romeo, Antonio Ruffo, Nicola Russo and Bruno Amato
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):2

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2016 16:26

  33. Breast Cancer in elderly patients is a significant health problem representing an important source of morbidity and mortality. Although the most common presentation is the presence of a palpable lump there may...

    Authors: Raffaele Serra, Rita Compagna, Raffaele Grande, Paolo Perri, Gianluca Buffone, Vincenzo Gasbarro, Antonello Accurso, Michele Danzi, Giovanni Aprea, Bruno Amato and Stefano de Franciscis
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S39
  34. Long standing Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) causes shrinking and atrophy of the thyroid, but may also lead to diffuse enlargement of the gland and/or formation of nodules. These nodules should be differentiated f...

    Authors: Alessia Caleo, Elena Vigliar, Mario Vitale, Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Mariapia Cinelli, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi and Pio Zeppa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S41
  35. Fibrosarcoma (FS) accounts for about 3% of all soft tissue sarcomas. It may arise in any area of the body, but it is relative rare in the head and neck district. Fine-needle cytology (FNC) is widely used in th...

    Authors: Immacolata Cozzolino, Alessia Caleo, Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Mariapia Cinelli, Chiara Carlomagno, Alfredo Garzi and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S42
  36. Amyloidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in different organs and tissues. The thyroid gland may be affected by diffuse or nodular amyloid deposits, alo...

    Authors: Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Alfredo Garzi, Fara Petruzziello, Mariapia Cinelli, Lucio Catalano, Pio Zeppa and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S43
  37. Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is a rare, lethal disease associated with a median survival of 6 months despite the best multidisciplinary care. Surgical resection is not curative in ATC patients, being often ...

    Authors: Anna Guerra, Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Alfredo Garzi, Mariapia Cinelli, Chiara Carlomagno, Massimo Tonacchera, Pio Zeppa and Mario Vitale
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S44
  38. Liver represents the main organ subject to metastases from colorectal tumors. Resections of liver metastases from colorectal cancer have a well-considered therapeutic role underlined by survival of 5 years by ...

    Authors: Domenico Loffredo, Alberto Marvaso, Sandro Ceraso, Nicola Angelo Cinelli, Aldo Rocca, Mario Vitale, Michele Rossi, Eugenio Annibale Genovese, Bruno Amato and Mariapia Cinelli
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S45
  39. Endothelial dysfunction or loss is the early event that leads to a host of severe cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, brain stroke, myocardial infarction, and peripheral artery dise...

    Authors: Francesco Moccia, Silvia Dragoni, Mariapia Cinelli, Stefania Montagnani, Bruno Amato, Vittorio Rosti, Germano Guerra and Franco Tanzi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S46
  40. Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (EVAR) is obtained through the positioning of an aortic stent-graft, which excludes the aneurysmatic dilation. Type I endoleak is the most common complication, and it is...

    Authors: Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Fabio Magliulo, Flora Ilaria Laurino, Roberta Bottino, Antonio Giulio Bruno, Michele De Paulis, Antonio Sorropago, Cinzia Perrino, Bruno Amato, Dario Leosco, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S47
  41. Malignant tumours of minor salivary glands are uncommon, representing only 2-4% of all head and neck cancers. In the larynx, minor salivary gland tumours rarely occur and constitute less than 1% of laryngeal n...

    Authors: Domenico Testa, Germano Guerra, Giovanni Conzo, Michele Nunziata, Gioacchino D'Errico, Maria Siano, Gennaro Ilardi, Mario Vitale, Francesco Riccitiello and Gaetano Motta
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S48
  42. Primary thyroid lymphomas (PTLs) account for 5% of thyroid malignant tumors and often develop in patients with Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT). Fine-needle cytology (FNC) is widely used in the diagnosis of thyroid ...

    Authors: Elena Vigliar, Alessia Caleo, Mario Vitale, Vincenzo Di Crescenzo, Alfredo Garzi and Pio Zeppa
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S49
  43. Infectious complications are observed in 40-70% of all patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Infections are associated with a significant increase in mortality rates.

    Authors: Bruno Cacopardo, Marilia Rita Pinzone, Salvatore Berretta, Rossella Fisichella, Maria Di Vita, Guido Zanghì, Alessandro Cappellani, Giuseppe Nunnari and Antonio Zanghì
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S50
  44. Intestinal ischemia is an abdominal emergency that accounts for approximately 2% of gastrointestinal illnesses. It represents a complex of diseases caused by impaired blood perfusion to the small and/or large ...

    Authors: Alfonso Reginelli, Francesca Iacobellis, Daniela Berritto, Giuliano Gagliardi, Graziella Di Grezia, Michele Rossi, Paolo Fonio and Roberto Grassi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S51
  45. Ultrasound is considered the best diagnostic method for the detection of metastatic cervical lymph nodes (LNs) in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). According to current guidelines, all patients ...

    Authors: Giuseppina Napolitano, Antonio Romeo, Gianfranco Vallone, Michele Rossi, Luca Cagini, Gabriele Antinolfi, Mario Vitale, Luca Brunese and Eugenio Annibale Genovese
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S52
  46. Purpose of the study is to define the role of conventional radiology and MRI in the evaluation of pelvic floor hernias in female pelvic floor disorders.

    Authors: Alfonso Reginelli, Graziella Di Grezia, Gianluca Gatta, Francesca Iacobellis, Claudia Rossi, Melchiore Giganti, Francesco Coppolino and Luca Brunese
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S53
  47. Dysphagia consists in alteration of the swallowing mechanism, due to different pathological conditions, which can occur at different levels. The exact prevalence of dysphagia is unclear, even if some AA sugges...

    Authors: Alfonso Reginelli, Francesca Iacobellis, Lucia Del Vecchio, Luigi Monaco, Daniela Berritto, Graziella Di Grezia, Eugenio Annibale Genovese, Melchiore Giganti and Salvatore Cappabianca
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S54
  48. To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy and safety of strict prone posturing taken for 2 hours after operation in preventing the occurrence of unintentional retinal displacement in elderly patients operated on f...

    Authors: Roberto dell'Omo, Francesco Semeraro, Germano Guerra, Marco Verolino, Mariapia Cinelli, Stefania Montagnani and Ciro Costagliola
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13(Suppl 2):S55

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