Special Issue "SPIGC XXXIV National Congress Special Issue–Future in Progress"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "General Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2023 | Viewed by 383

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Roberto L. Meniconi
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SPIGC President; Department of General, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplantation Service, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, 00151 Rome, Italy
Interests: liver transplant; pancreatic cancer; pancreatic surgery; liver surgery; miniinvasive surgery; surgical oncology
Hepatobiliary Surgery Division, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan; Italy
Interests: HPB; liver; minimally invasive liver; robotic liver; laparoscopic liver; cholangiocarcinoma; colorectal liver metastases; hepatocellular carcinoma; liver tumors; liver hypertrophy
Dr. Michele Maruccia
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SPIGC Elected President; Associate Professor of Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University of Bari Aldo Moro, 70121 Bari, Italy
Interests: breast reconstruction; microsurgery; plastic surgery; lymphedema; malformation; skin cancers; sarcoma; breast cancer
SPIGC Past President; General and Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit, Cristo Re Hospital, Rome, Italy
Interests: colorectal surgery; acute diverticulitis; laparoscopic surgery; robotic surgery; ERAS protocol; inguinal and ventral hernia repair; day surgery.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 34th National Congress of the Italian Polyspecialist Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC), which will be held in Rome from 14 to 16 June 2023.

This is the most important event of our Society, which after the pandemic period is finally back in attendance, with the participation of young general surgeons and specialists from all over Italy.

Restart, technology and the future of young surgeons will be the leitmotifs of the Congress; we would like the same topics to be addressed in this Special Issue on the surgery of the future in all its disciplines: general surgery, transplantation, plastic and reconstructive, orthopedic, gynecological, thoracic, urological, vascular, ENT, maxillofacial, pediatric and cardiac surgery.

SPIGC has always promoted research activities among young surgeons, and we therefore hope to obtain the greatest possible number of contributions from our members and other in this Special Issue.

Dr. Alessandro Coppola
Dr. Roberto L. Meniconi
Dr. Francesca Ratti
Dr. Michele Maruccia
Dr. Andrea Mazzari
Guest Editors

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Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) after Surgery for Rectal Cancer: An Inevitable Price to Pay for Survival, or a Preventable Complication?
J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(18), 5962; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12185962 - 14 Sep 2023
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Background: Rectal cancer is frequent and often treated with sphincter-saving procedures that may cause LARS, a syndrome characterized by symptoms of bowel disfunction that may severely affect quality of life. LARS is common, but its pathogenesis is mostly unknown. The aim of this [...] Read more.
Background: Rectal cancer is frequent and often treated with sphincter-saving procedures that may cause LARS, a syndrome characterized by symptoms of bowel disfunction that may severely affect quality of life. LARS is common, but its pathogenesis is mostly unknown. The aim of this study is to assess the incidence of LARS and to identify potential risk factors. Methods: We performed an observational retrospective single center analysis. The following data were collected and analyzed for each patient: demographics, tumor-related data, and intra- and peri-operative data. Statistical analysis was conducted, including descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression to identify independent risk factors. Results: Total LARS incidence was 31%. Statistically significant differences were found in tumor distance from anal verge, tumor extension (pT and diameter) and tumor grading (G). Multivariate analysis identified tumor distance from anal verge and tumor extension as an independent predictive factor for both major and total LARS. Adjuvant therapy, although not significant at univariate analysis, was identified as an independent predictive factor. Time to stoma closure within 10 weeks seems to reduce incidence of major LARS. Conclusions:bold LARS affects a considerable portion of patients. This study identified potential predictive factors that could be useful to identify high risk patients for LARS. Full article
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