Annalisa Pelizza

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16 cases of primary sacral bone tumours in children are reported. These include 13 patients with Ewing's sarcoma and 3 with very rare primary sacral bone tumours in childhood--chordoma, haemangiopericytoma and osteoblastoma. All sacral bone tumours, with the exception of Ewing's sarcoma are very rare in childhood. The possibility of a sacral tumour should(More)
We have reviewed 5 cases of Caroli's disease, studied from 1982 to 1987, in order to define the validity of its sonographic signs. The "intraluminal portal vein" sign, found in all the cases, is emphasized. This sign may be easily identified and it is never encountered in other diseases. Recessive polycystic kidney disease was present in 3 cases, and(More)
14 cases of rare, primary iliac, pubic and ischial bone tumours or tumorous conditions are reported. These include aneurysmal bone cyst, eosinophilic granuloma, cavernous haemangioma, osteoid osteoma, fibrous dysplasia, fibrous dysplasia with sarcomatous degeneration, chondrosarcoma, lymphoma and atypical malignant histiocytosis. The possibilities to be(More)
Forty-nine infants with symptomatic vascular rings and slings, ranging in age from 20 days to 12 months, required surgical intervention between 1973 and 1984. The following anomalies were present in our patients: double aortic arch with left descending aorta (14), double aortic arch with right descending aorta (6), anomalous innominate artery (13), right(More)
Twenty-six cases of rare primary cranial vault tumors are reported, together with 4 cases of primary tumors of the base of the skull and 3 cases of monostotic cranial neuroblastoma. Whereas some rare primary cranial vault tumors may present with characteristic radiographic patterns (e.g. hemangioma, aneurysmal bone cyst, osteoma, progonoma), most of them(More)
Government information system failures are filling not only newspapers but also parliamentary and administrative reports. This article deals with a case in which information and communication technologies (ICT)–related failure claimed by the media influenced the parliamentary agenda, and intra-governmental relations. Drawing on a narrative analysis of a(More)
Extramedullary solitary plasmocytoma (E.S.P.) is an undoubtedly rare neoplasm for the head and neck areas and even more for the larynx. The Authors take a case observed by them as a starting point for remarking its symptomatology and unforeseable development as well as various and unsteady histopathology. Afterwards they dwell upon the differential(More)