Alessandro Pedicelli

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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the usefulness of 2D multiplanar reformatting images (MPR) obtained from rotational acquisitions with cone-beam computed tomography technology during percutaneous extra-vascular spinal procedures performed in the angiography suite. We used a 3D rotational angiographic unit with a flat panel detector. MPR images were(More)
We evaluated the reliability of a rotational angiographic unit (RA) with flat-panel detector as a single technique to guide percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and for post-procedure assessment by 2D and 3D reformatted images. Fifty-five consecutive patients (104 vertebral bodies) were treated under RA fluoroscopy. Rotational acquisitions with 2D and 3D(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral segmental agenesis of the internal carotid artery is a rare congenital anomaly. We present a case of bilateral internal carotid artery segmental agenesis in an asymptomatic 18-year-old man. Embryology, common collateral pathways, clinical presentation, and clinical importance of this condition are discussed. According to our review of(More)
Diagnostic imaging plays a major role in the osteoarticular disease of the foot in diabetics, allowing the diagnosis and evaluation of alterations for therapy planning. To-date conventional radiology is still of first choice in the study of the diabetic foot with the evaluation of osteoarticular damage caused by neuropathy and vascular disease. Major(More)
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally invasive treatment for symptomatic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness, complications and progress of results of PVP optimized in terms of technique, costs, time and strategic protocol after 3 years of procedures performed under fluoroscopic guidance(More)
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a pathologic condition caused by valvular incompetence, with or without associated venous outflow obstruction, which may affect both the superficial and the deep venous system, causing venous hypertension and stasis. The most common form of CVI is primary varicose veins due to the insufficiency of the saphenous system.(More)
Paget disease (PD) is a chronic metabolically active bone disorder. The spine is the second most commonly involved site; the pathologic changes can cause back pain, myeloradiculopathy, and vertebral fracture. Symptomatic patients are treated medically, and surgery is required when certain complications occur. A case is presented of monostotic vertebral PD(More)
Bleeding complications occur in 2–3% of percutaneous biliary drain [1–4]. The most common clinical presentations are represented by hemobilia and bleeding from the percutaneous biliary drain [3, 4] as a result of a transaction/ extravasation, pseudoaneurysm of hepatic artery, or an arterioportal fistulae. If an arterial injury is suspected, a hepatic(More)