In recent days, at the "Celio" Military Polyclinic in Rome, a complex surgery for a massive "descending thoracic aortic aneurysm" was carried out for the first time in an Italian military health facility using an endoprosthesis implant.
The particular intervention, performed with a minimally invasive endovascular technique by the vascular surgery team of the Military Polyclinic, was assisted byComplex Operational Unit (UOC) Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of the San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome.
Thanks also to the collaboration of the team of anesthetists and radiology technicians, the intervention was perfectly successful. This type of operation, very complex, until now only possible in some highly specialized hospitals, was carried out for the first time in a military health facility thanks to the very advanced technologies acquired by the "Celio".
L'Complex Operational Unit of Surgery of the Military Polyclinic has already carried out numerous major vascular surgery (surgical revascularization of carotid arteries and arteries of the lower limbs by bypass) and other complex endovascular procedures (treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm by means of aorto-bisiliac endoprosthesis and revascularization of iliac arteries by stent implantation).
The "Celio" Military Polyclinic of Rome today constitutes the hospital center of excellence of the Army health corps, directly reporting to the Army logistic command, and represents the health point of reference for all the Armed Forces and national ROLE 4, perfectly structured and integrated also in the civil health sector.
It guarantees health assistance to military personnel employed both at home and in operations abroad, as well as to all categories of recipients of services provided by military health, identified in the Defense-Health interministerial decree of 4 March 2015.
As part of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reorganized into a safe mixed polyclinic with the ability to diagnose and treat even civilian and military patients suffering from "coronavirus".