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In the assessment of polytrauma patient, an accurate diagnostic study protocol with high sensitivity and specificity is necessary. Computed Tomography (CT) is the standard reference in the emergency for evaluating the patients with abdominal trauma. Ultrasonography (US) has a high sensitivity in detecting free fluid in the peritoneum, but it does not show(More)
AIM To assess the diagnostic accuracy and radiation dose of split-bolus multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) protocol in the detection and characterization of focal liver lesions in oncologic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed triphasic CT at initial diagnosis and follow-up split-bolus 64-detector row CT protocol in 48(More)
This paper describes four cases of visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafts and discusses the endovascular approach to VAAs and the long-term results. Four balloon expandable stent-grafts were used to treat three splenic artery aneurysms and one bleeding common hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. The percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that KRAS mutations function as a marker of poor sensitivity to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced nonsquamous EGFR wild-type (WT) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive advanced nonsquamous EGFR WT NSCLCs treated at the Medical Oncology of Perugia with simultaneous(More)
A pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) is a rare vascular malformation commonly treated by embolization with coils or balloons to prevent the risk of several serious complications such as cerebral embolism and brain abscess. A 32-year-old female with two PAVFs and neurological ischemic manifestations has been successfully treated by transcatheter(More)
Repair of isolated iliac aneurysm with stent-graft implantation and internal iliac coverage may induce significant type II endoleak from patent internal iliac refilling leading to ongoing aneurysm growth. Subsequent treatment of such complication can be challenging especially in case of bilateral iliac involvement. Open repair is technically demanding and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate retrospectively the safety and efficacy of anterograde embolization of the periprostatic venous plexus (AEPV) via percutaneous access of the deep dorsal vein of the penis for erectile dysfunction (ED) resulting from veno-occlusive dysfunction (VOD). MATERIALS AND METHODS From September 2009 through December 2012, 18 patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Central nervous system (CNS) metastases represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Local approaches of neurosurgery (usually for single brain lesions), whole brain radiotherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery are often withheld for the treatment of NSCLC-derived brain metastases (BMs).(More)
The aim of this study was to define enhancement patterns of small renal cell carcinoma (RCC) (≤4 cm) by triphasic spiral CT. In 24 patients with RCC, hypervascularity and hypovascularity were identified in 12 and 12 RO, respectively, in the cortico-medullary phase (CMP). Hypervascular RCC showed increased density in the CMP (170,7±46,3 UH) and a gradual(More)