Carlo RattoYear of primary qualification: 1987

Current institution: Proctology Unit, University Hospital Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome, Italy

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Title of presentation: Ultrasound evaluation of fistula and abscess (7th Anorectal and Pelvic Ultrasound Seminar)

Learning objectives: Ultrasound diagnosis of cryptogenetic and Crohn's fistulas and abscesses. Utility of endoanal ultrasound in the patients' follow up.

Clinical/research background

  • Colorectal cancer, in particular concerning diffusion modalities of the tumor and prognosis, integrated therapies (surgery, chemoradiation, intraoperative radiation therapy), molecular biology
  • Anal cancer, in particular concerning staging and restag

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Ratto C, Gentile E, Merico M, Spinazzola C, Mangini G, Sofo L, Doglietto G. How can the assessment of fistula-inano be improved? Dis Colon Rectum. 2000 Oct;43(10):1375-82.
  2. Ratto C, Grillo E, Parello A, Costamagna G, Doglietto GB. Endoanal ultrasound -guided surgery for anal fistula. Endoscopy. 2005 Aug;37(8):722-8.
  3. Dal Corso HM, D'Elia A, De Nardi P, Cavallari F, Favetta U, Pulvirenti D'Urso A, Ratto C, Santoro GA, Tricomi N, Piloni V. Anal endosonography: a survey of equipment, technique and diagnostic criteria adopted in nine Italian centers. Tech Coloproctol. 2007 Mar;11(1):26-33.
  4. Ratto C, Parello A, Donisi L, Litta F, Doglietto GB. Anorectal physiology is not changed following transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialization for haemorrhoidal disease: clinical, manometric and endosonographic features. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Aug;13(8):e243-5.
  5. Ratto C, Parello A, Donisi L, Litta F, Zaccone G, Doglietto GB. Assessment of haemorrhoidal artery network using colour duplex imaging and clinical implications. Br J Surg. 2012 Jan;99(1):112-8.

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