C Madia

University of Padova, Padua, Veneto, Italy

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Publications (11)13.2 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate if high resectability rate could improve the long-term outcome of patients with proximal bile duct cancer. Between 1985 and 2001, 50 patients (34 male and 16 female) with proximal bile duct cancer were treated. Thirty-six patients (72%) were considered suitable for surgery, while 14 underwent nonsurgical palliative procedures. Twenty patients had bile duct resection only. Ten patients had Roux-en-Y cholangiojejunostomy with two or three divided segmental hepatic ducts; in 10 patients, the cholangiojejunostomy was performed with four or five divided segmental hepatic ducts. Three patients were treated by palliative transtumoral intubation with Kehr tube. Thirteen patients had bile duct resection plus hepatectomy. Despite the curative intention of the operation, only in 19 (52.7%) patients did the histopathological examination reveal tumor-free margins. There was no operative mortality. Postoperative morbidity was 25%. Overall 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival of the entire surgical group was 61%, 22.5%, and 9%, respectively. In the 19 patients treated with curative intent the survival at 1, 3, and 5 years was 63.1%, 31.5%, and 15.8%, respectively, while in the group that had palliative treatment it was 45%, 15%, and 0%, respectively. Only margins free from tumor can guarantee an improvement in long-term outcome. Increasing resectability improves survival and could offer a chance of better long-term survival.
    Journal of Surgical Oncology 04/2006; 93(3):199-205. · 2.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The differential diagnosis of cystic neoformations in the pancreas is challenging. We report a case of a true solitary cyst of the pancreas in a 26-year old woman. Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography showed a unilocular neoformation in the head of the pancreas, without obstruction of Wirsung's duct. We excised the cyst and performed Roux-en-Y loop pancreaticojejunostomy, but the patient suffered recurrent acute pancreatitis from Wirsung's duct stenosis. Thus, a new Roux-en-Y loop pancreaticojejunostomy was successfully done 6 months later. Histologically, the cyst was lined by cuboidal epithelium, immunohistochemically positive to anti-carbohydrate antigen 19-9 antibodies. To our knowledge, only 11 cases of solitary true cyst of the pancreas in adults have been reported, so the characteristics of this unusual entity are not well known. We propose a scheme for the differential diagnosis of cystic neoformations of the pancreas, starting from the histopathological definition of a true solitary cyst.
    Surgery Today 02/2005; 35(11):979-83. · 0.96 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Psoas abscess is a rare complication of Crohn's disease. We evaluated the incidence of psoas abscess on 312 patients with Crohn's disease, seen at our institution between 1992-2001. We encountered three cases of psoas abscess (0.9%). One patient was managed with ileocolic resection and immediate anastomosis, while in two patients a percutaneous drainage was first performed and then, after 12 days of total parenteral nutrition, a resection of the diseased bowel with immediate reconstruction was carried out. A correction of the nutritional deficiencies is mandatory. Percutaneous computed-tomography guided drainage of the abscess with intestinal resection with immediate anastomosis, performed after a parenteral hyperalimentation, should be the method of choice in the management of such patients.
    Acta chirurgica Belgica 05/2004; 104(2):187-90. · 0.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present our clinical experience in the management of rare surgical complications in Crohn's disease. Two hundred and eight patients affected by Crohn's disease were treated surgically between January 1992 and September 2001, at the Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences of the University of Padua. Rare surgical complications were identified in 17 patients (6.2%): 4 with small intestine adenocarcinoma, 5 with massive gastrointestinal bleeding, 5 with free peritoneal perforation and 3 with psoas abscesses. The very substantial clinical variability of Crohn's disease is a constant challenge to researchers. In particular, the high incidence of associated pathologies and complications related to Crohn's disease makes this pathology extremely disabling. In addition, this disease quite often appears to occur together with a rare complication which, though in most cases its course tends to remain unknown, at times may be potentially life-threatening. For this reason, it is crucial to suspect the occurrence of these pathologies, especially in patients responding poorly to therapy or in those whose symptoms suddenly become acute. Early diagnosis and treatment are therefore fundamental for the most appropriate treatment to be administered.
    Chirurgia italiana 01/2004; 56(1):37-45.
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    ABSTRACT: The authors present their experience in the laparoscopic management of hepatic cysts and polycystic liver disease (PLD). Between January 1996 and January 2002, 16 patients underwent laparoscopic liver surgery. Indications were solitary giant cysts (n = 10) and PLD (n = 6). Data were collected retrospectively. Laparoscopic fenestration was completed in 15 patients. Median operative time was 80 min. There was no deaths. Complications occurred in four patients: one patient with a solitary liver cyst experienced diarrhea, while a pleural effusion, a bleeding from the trocar-insertion site, and ascites occurred in three patients with PLD. Median follow-up was 34 months. There was one asymptomatic recurrence (11%) in one patient with a solitary cyst. Two patients with PLD had a symptomatic recurrence of a liver cyst. Laparoscopic fenestration could be the preferred treatment of solitary liver cysts and PLD. Adequate selection of patients and type of cystic liver together with a meticulous surgical technique are recommended.
    Surgical Endoscopy 05/2003; 17(4):623-6. · 3.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Therapeutic options for blunt hepatic trauma include both non-operative and operative management. We have reviewed our experience of the management of blunt hepatic trauma, from non-operative to liver transplantation. A total of 72 patients with blunt hepatic injury observed at the first surgical unit of Padua in a 3-year period (1998-2000) were analysed; we also included a patient who had a liver transplant in 1993 for severe liver trauma. Twenty-nine patients (39.7%) were treated conservatively, with a 93% success rate; 60.3% were treated surgically. Suture hepatorraphy was the most common procedure performed (52.3%). Advantages of non-operative management in our experience were the reduced need for transfusion (1.1U versus 4.3U) with 92% of patients not needing transfusion, and a reduced stay in the intensive care unit; there was no liver-related mortality. The overall morbidity in surgical patients was 30%, with 16% liver-related complications. Twelve surgical patients (27.2%) died, with a liver-related mortality of 18.2%. A large number of patients may present with an associated endo-abdominal injury, even in low-grade liver trauma, requiring rapid laparotomy. In high-grade hepatic trauma, the evolution toward liver failure is an indication for liver transplantation.
    Injury 04/2003; 34(3):181-6. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate if a high resectability rate could improve the long-term outcome of patients with proximal bile duct cancer. Between 1985 and 2001, 50 patients (34 males and 16 females) with proximal bile duct cancer were treated. The tumor site were classified according to Bismuth-Corlette's classification: 9 lesions (18%) were Bismuth type I, 23 lesions (46%) type II, 12 lesions (24%) Type IIIa, 5 lesions (10%) type IIIb and only 1 resected tumor (2%) was type IV. Thirty-six patients (72%) were considered suitable for surgery, while 14 underwent non surgical palliative procedures. Twenty patients had bile duct resection only. Ten patients had Roux-enY cholangiojejunostomy with two or three divided segmental hepatic ducts; in ten, the cholangiojejunostomy was performed with 4 or 5 divided segmental hepatic ducts. Thirteen patients had bile duct resection plus hepatectomy. Despite the curative intention of the operation, only in 19 (52.7%) patients did the histopathological examination reveal tumor-free margins. There was no operative mortality. Overall 1-year, 3-year and 5-year survival of the entire surgical group was 61%, 22.5% and 9% respectively. In the 19 patients treated with curative intent the survival at 1,3, and 5 years was 66%, 30% and 15%, respectively, while in the palliative group it was 45%, 15% and 0%, respectively. Only margins free from tumor may guarantee an improvement in long-term outcome. Increasing resectability improves survival and could offer a chance of better 5-year survival.
    Tumori 01/2003; 89(4 Suppl):162-5. · 0.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: True spleen cysts are uncommon and rarely associated with elevated serum and intracystic tumor markers CA 19-9 and CEA levels. A 19-year-old woman with a left subcostal mass was observed. Echinococcus granulosus serology was negative, and serum tumor markers CA 19-9 and CEA levels were 273 kU/L and 33 ng/mL, respectively. CT-scanning showed a splenic cyst of 18 cm in greatest diameter. The patient underwent total laparoscopic splenectomy and the serum tumor markers progressively decreased and became normal three months after surgery. Splenic cysts derive from an invagination of the splenic capsule in the splenic pulp with a subsequent squamous metaplasia. This last evidence could be confirmed from the variable cellular differentiation lines of the mesothelial squamous cells in the cyst wall. We should not exclude a higher degenerative potential of cystic epithelium that produces de-differentiation proteins. The lowering of the serum levels of the two markers after the cyst removal is witness of the direct relationship between the increment of the serum tumor markers and the presence of the epidermoid cyst.
    Anticancer research 01/2003; 23(1B):773-6. · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is rare in Crohn's disease. We characterized the clinical features and course of such hemorrhage in patients seen at our institution from 1992 to 2000. Five patients had gastrointestinal bleeding during Crohn's disease. All patients had a known Crohn's disease, with a mean duration of the disease of 6 years. The source of bleeding was identified in four patients (80%). Endoscopy was, in all patients, the first diagnostic procedure. An Hartmann total colectomy with closure of the rectal stump and ileostomy was performed in three patients, while two patients with ileal massive bleeding were treated conservatively. One patient had a recurrence of bleeding from the small bowel one week later but he didn't required surgical treatment. One patient with pancolic Crohn's disease died on 10th postoperative day because of multiorgan failure and septic complications. Gastrointestinal bleeding is rare in Crohn's disease, with a predilection for site of involvement. The preoperative diagnosis of the site of bleeding is not easy, and enteroscopy should be mandatory in such patients. Surgery is required for half of cases and recurrent haemorrhage should be an appropriate indication for surgery.
    Annali italiani di chirurgia 01/2003; 74(2):213-5; discussion 216. · 0.29 Impact Factor
  • Transplantation Proceedings 07/2002; 34(4):1226-8. · 0.95 Impact Factor
  • The European Journal of Surgery 02/2002; 168(10):563-5.

Publication Stats

98 Citations
13.20 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2003–2006
    • University of Padova
      • • Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology - DiSCOG
      • • Department of Medicine DIMED
      Padua, Veneto, Italy
    • Università degli Studi del Sannio
      • Department of Biological Sciences
      Benevento, Campania, Italy
  • 2002–2006
    • University of Catania
      • Department of Surgery
      Catania, Sicily, Italy