Antonio Pezzuto

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of GnRH antagonists (GnRH-ant) on follicular fluid vascular endothelial growth factor (FF VEGF). METHODS Sixty women undergoing assisted reproduction were randomised (computer-generated randomisation list) and assigned to two different GnRH analogue regimens: GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) (Group A; n(More)
We present a case report of laparoscopic management of a spontaneous hemoperitoneum in the second trimester of pregnancy. The patient was a 40-year-old woman at 15 weeks of gestation. At laparoscopic surgery, the hemoperitoneum was evacuated, and the right-sided uterine vessels were closed with diathermocoagulation. Every pregnant woman with severe(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of indicators of potentially successful ovarian stimulation cycles are available, including biomarkers such as anti-Mullerian hormone. The aim of our study was to confirm the usefulness of serum anti-Mullerian hormone assay in predicting ovarian response and reproductive outcome in women eligible for ART cycles. MATERIALS Forty-six(More)
Endometriosis is a benign gynecologic disease defined as the presence of functional endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterine cavity, causing dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, menstrual irregularities, and infertility. Serum CA-125 measurement is now a consolidated method for diagnosing this condition, and its interpretation has posed a number of problems,(More)
AIM The aim of our study is to evaluate the effect of recombinant-human LH supplementation on ovarian response and pregnancy outcome, during ovarian stimulation, in down-regulated women with baseline low serum LH levels undergoing assisted reproductive technology. STUDY DESIGN A prospective randomized study performed with 80 women, with serum LH levels(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists (GnRH-ant) on follicular fluid (FF) insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and FF vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels. Sixty women undergoing assisted reproduction were randomized and assigned to two different GnRH analog regimens: GnRH(More)
We report two cases of two women underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy. During surgery, three myomas were identified as completely detached from the uterus, and attached to the bowel. Patients's history revealed a laparoscopic myomectomy. Our first hypothesis therefore was that these were lost myomas of the first surgery. However, only one(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe how a hydronephrosis can lead to a difficult differential diagnosis between endometriosis and retroperitoneal fibrosis. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sacro Cuore Don Calabria General Hospital, Negrar, Verona, Italy. PATIENT(S) The history of a 34-year-old woman revealed the appearance of(More)
OBJECTIVE To present an atypical case of massive ascites and hydrothorax after leuprolide acetate administration in a down-regulated woman undergoing assisted reproduction. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Neonatology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy. PATIENT(S) A 41-year-old,(More)