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Pancreatic cancer: the so-called "silent killer"

The pancreas is a gland located in the upper part of the abdomen. It has an elongated cone shape and is made up of four parts, namely head, isthmus, body and tail. This gland performs two very important functions, useful for the functioning of both the digestive system and the endocrine system. Unfortunately, the pancreas can also be affected by a neoplasm. Let's explore this topic in the following article

Laparoscopic surgery: function and evolution

From the 1980s onwards, surgery has undergone a radical change, shifting its goal from intervention as an end in itself, aimed at removing the disease, to intervention aimed at improving the patient's life as a whole. In fact, new techniques have been created to reduce trauma, allowing the same results to be obtained and limiting the possible complications caused by the surgery itself. Let's explore this topic in this short article

Inguinal and abdominal wall hernias

The human body has various "spaces", that is, more or less sealed containers that contain organs (the abdominal one, the thoracic one, etc.). These containers are in communication with each other and with the external environment through "doors", usually open only to the passage of the minimum necessary (vases, structures, etc.). When organs or other structures emerge from these orifices that usually do not, it is called a hernia. If, on the other hand, the same happens in places where the walls are weakened due to previous interventions, we speak of a hollow skin. But how many types of hernias exist and what are the causes and symptoms? Let's find out in this short article

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