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Did you know? Inguinal hernias are the most common type of hernia: they represent 80% of all abdominal wall hernias.
Biological prostheses are the present and the future of hernia surgery. Up to now hernia repair was performed only with synthetic non reabsorbable materials such as polypropylene or polyester.
These prostheses act like a foreign body with a related infection risk.
A few years ago biological prostheses were developed using genetic engineering: these material are totally or partially reabsorbable and they are able of remodeling the native tissue with the same results of polypropylene.
Here You can find some scientific articles and a clip explaining the technique.
Am J Surg. 2009 Sep;198(3):303-12. Epub 2009 Mar 14.
Inguinal hernia repair with porcine small intestine submucosa: 3-year follow-up results of a randomized controlled trial of Lichtenstein's repair with polypropylene mesh versus Surgisis Inguinal Hernia Matrix. Ansaloni L, Catena F, Coccolini F, Gazzotti F, D'Alessandro L, Pinna AD.
Int Surg. 2005 Jul-Aug;90(3 Suppl):S21-3. Comparison of three different mesh materials in tension-free inguinal hernia repair: prolene versus Vypro versus surgisis. Puccio F, Solazzo M, Marciano P. Surg Innov. 2009Mar;16(1):26-37.
Are biologic grafts effective for hernia repair: a systematic review of the literature. Hiles M, Record Ritchie RD, Altizer AM.
Director of the complex structure of General and Emergency Surgery of the Bufalini Hospital-Cesena Italy
Fausto Catena graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna in 1995 and specializes in General Surgery also at the University of Bologna in 2000.
From 2001 to 2011 he was medical director of General Surgery, Emergency and Transplantation at the Policlinico S Orsola – Malpighi, where he has a specialized position for the management of kidney transplantation.
Since January 2012 he has been director of the Emergency Surgery Operations Unit of the Hospital-University of Parma. Catena is an expert in emergency and trauma surgery, oncology surgery, sarcosis and carcinosis surgery, minimally invasive surgery, rectal colo surgery, kidney transplantation, and abdominal wall surgery. In the course of his activity, he performed over 3000 surgeries of high and medium general surgery.
The scientific research activity focuses on emergency surgery (acute cholecystitis, adhesions, trauma, intraddominal infections), kidney transplantation (graft preservation), oncological surgery (GIST and carcinosis- HIPEC), colorectal surgery (colorectal cancer in choice and urgency) and abdominal wall surgery (biological prostheses). .
He is the author of over 600 scientific publications, 14 book chapters, a monograph on abdominal adhesties, an emergency surgery manual translated into several languages and a two-volume trauma book. He has participated in over 250 national and international scientific events as an auditor, 36 master classes as a learner, 48 courses as a teacher, 115 congresses as invited speaker and 59 congresses as chairman.
He organized 56 scientific events.
He was the drafter of 3 international guidelines; winner of 17 national and international scientific awards and awards. In 2010 he received the President of the Republic's award for best young surgeon in 2010. In 2006 he founded and directed the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, and collaborated as an editor with 15 other international journals of surgery.
He was President of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons, he is General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery. Since 2012 he has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons UK. He has been adjunct professor of the School of Specialization in General Surgery and the School of Specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology of the University of Bologna. .
Responsabile Scientifico Dott. Luca Ansaloni
Responsabile Clinico Dott. Fausto Catena
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