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44 consecutive patients with confirmed primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) undergoing surgery were prospectively enrolled in the study. There were 13 (29.5%) men and 31 (70.5%) women with an overall median age of 59 years (range 23-78 years). Prior to successful parathyroidectomy both (99)Tc(m)-sestamibi/(99)Tc(m)-pertechnetate subtraction scintigraphy (SS)(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of 18F-FDG PET/CT in suspected recurrence of epithelial ovarian cancer, after treatment, comparing outcomes of PET/CT with histological tumor subtype, CA-125 serum levels, and findings of conventional diagnostic imaging modalities (CI). METHODS Data from 121 women who underwent FDG PET/CT for suspected(More)
OBJECTIVES Febrile urinary tract infections are common in children and associated with the risk for renal scarring and long-term complications. Antimicrobial prophylaxis has been used to reduce the risk for recurrence. We performed a study to determine whether no prophylaxis is similar to antimicrobial prophylaxis for 12 months in reducing the recurrence of(More)
AIM To establish a standardized non-invasive imaging protocol for patients with pheochromocytoma undergoing surgery. METHODS A series of 32 consecutive patients (16 men, 16 women; median age 43 years, range 15-71 years) with biochemically confirmed pheochromocytoma underwent computed tomography (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and(More)
As observed by other authors, normal adrenal medullary tissue frequently gives an apparently positive meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan in cases studied using 123I-MIBG and less frequently 131I-MIBG. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of a scoring system, based on different uptakes of the radiopharmaceutical, to improve the accuracy of(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare variety of migraine with aura, characterized by motor deficits during the aura, often beginning in childhood. The hemiplegic attacks can be severe and prolonged but the prognosis is usually good. Data on neuroimaging, including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and spectroscopy, during prolonged attacks of HM are(More)
5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence has been proved advantageous in glioma surgery. Conflicting results have been reported by few studies published in literature about intra-operative 5-ALA-induced fluorescence of medulloblastoma (MDB). The aim of this study is to verify if these conflicting results could be explained by intra-tumoral histological(More)
Neoplastic meningitis is a result of the spread of malignant cells to the leptomeninges and subarachnoid space and their dissemination within the cerebrospinal fluid. This event occurs in 4%-15% of all patients with solid tumors and represents an important prognostic factor for poor survival. Neoplastic meningitis should be diagnosed in the early stages of(More)
BACKGROUND 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence is a validated technique for resection of high grade gliomas (HGG); the aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome and the intraoperative findings in a consecutive series of patients. METHODS Clinical and surgical data from patients affected by HGG who underwent surgery guided by 5-ALA(More)