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Vincenzo Neri

University of Foggia

Dr. Neri is the author of more than 330 scientific papers edited in national and international journals and chapters of books. He obtained the certificate of “Maitrise Universitaire en Pedagogie des Sciences de la Santè” on the Universitè Paris – Nord Bobigny. Dr. Neri is a member of scientific societies: SIC, IHPBA, AISP, EASL, NESA, SLS.


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“Gastritis” is the more discussed and ambiguous diagnostic definition of the gastric clinicopathological conditions. There are no connections between symptoms, endoscopic and histological features. The clinical and instrumental exams provide data that are difficult to correlate with each other. The symptoms referred to esophagogastroduodenal tract are the epigastric pain, heartburn, dyspepsia; the endoscopy can identify various hemorrhagic and erosive mucosal lesions, hypertrophy, etc. with the subsequent histobioptic ascertainment. Moreover, poor correlations between the endoscopic abnormalities and histological features of the same lesions: gastric mucosa endoscopically as normal should show histologically severe signs of inflammation; the evident endoscopic damage by drugs might turn out as mild phlogistic lesions with histology.

The term gastritis should be used in case of histological phlogistic characteristics. However, the endoscopy has a fundamental role in the gastritis diagnosis, because the microscopic evaluation is made on the mucosal biopsies of abnormalities.

The classifications of gastritis are based on histology; unfortunately, also within the histological field, it’s difficult to present a classification of gastritis, because there are various criteria: first, histological features of inflammation subdivide acute and chronic gastritis; more detailed histological characteristics do list gastritis due to drugs, chemicals, infection agents, trauma, foreign body, tumors, autoimmune gastritis, vascular gastropathy, granulomatous gastritis, etc.; finally others histological characteristics of development of inflammation differentiate chronic atrophic and hypertrophic gastritis. Finally, the gastritis is an inflammatory lesion of the gastric mucosa with various and numerous etiologic factors and histological features of inflammation; consequently, the gastritis is a pathological state, but not a defined disease.

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Vincenzo Neri

University of Foggia

Vincenzo Neri is a former professor (retired) of General Surgery at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (from 2002), Director of Division of General Surgery (from 1997), Director of Residency School of General Surgery (from 2008), Director of Department of Surgical Sciences (2002–2008), and President of Course of Degree of Medicine and Surgery (1996–2002) at University of Foggia, Italy. He was previously Assistant Professor (1974–1982) and Associate Professor (1982–2001) at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bari, Italy. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery (1970) and completed postgraduate training in General Surgery (1975) and Emergency Surgery (1979) at University of Bari, Italy. He received a diploma of “Maitrise Universitaire en Pedagogie des Sciences de la Santè” from the University Paris-Nord Bobigny (1995). His main research interest is hepatobiliarypancreatic surgery, specifically the management of acute pancreatitis and treatment of pancreatic and liver tumors. He has published research papers, reviews, congress proceedings, and book chapters. He attended, in the period 1991–2016, for short periods every year, the Hepatobiliarypancreatic Surgery Service of Beaujon Hospital, Universitè de Paris, Clichy. He developed a seminar on “Cystic Tumours of the Pancreas” for the Erasmus Program at Ghent University, Belgium, in 2010–2011. He is a member of Societa’ Italiana di Chirurgia (SIC), International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (IHPBA), European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL), New European Surgical Academy (NESA), Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (SLS).

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