- On 7 April 2020
The technique is that of “lipofilling”, with removal and processing of cells from the adipose tissue of the abdomen.
For the first time, The Cardarelli has performed a state-of-the-art procedure for the treatment of the diabetic foot. The technique is that of “lipofilling”, with the removal and processing of cells from the adipose tissue of the abdomen and regrafting of the cells in the area of injury. The department is that of Vascular and Interventional Radiology directed by Dr. Raffaella Niola, the team composed of Gianluca Cangiano (vascular radiologist expert in lower limb revascularization in diabetic patients) and diabetologists Eugenio De Feo, (head of Uosd and coordinator of the diabetic foot Pdta) and Francesca Fico. The mesenchymal stem cell autotransplantation procedure (able to produce different types of specialized cells in the body) took place on a 65-year-old patient with a large ischemic foot ulcer caused by diabetic disease. “So we complete a path – says the general director Ciro Verdoliva – which is among our primary objectives, because it allows us to significantly reduce part of the health migration. Those who suffer from diabetes can now find a complete and advanced Pdta at Cardarelli”.