Evelina Silvestri

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Endometrial cancer is the most common neoplasia of the female reproductive system, with the highest incidence among uterine malignancies, and is rarely associated with pregnancy. Thirty-five cases of pregnancy-associated endometrial cancer have been reported in literature, of which ours represents the 20th case diagnosed during the first trimester. A(More)
Sirenomelia and VACTERL association are defects of blastogenesis of unknown cause. Although they appear clinically distinct, some epidemiological and experimental studies suggest a common pathogenetic mechanism. We report on the reproductive history of a 28-year-old obese, diabetic mother who had three pregnancies. The first resulted in the birth of a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to define the role of foetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluating cerebral ischaemic-haemorrhagic lesions and the extension of parenchymal injuries. STUDY DESIGN From September 2006 to September 2010, 271 foetal MRI have been performed on cases referred to us for ultrasound suspect of brain abnormalities or(More)
A young woman with a thyroid papillary carcinoma behaving as an autonomously hyperfunctioning nodule is described. Only 17 similar patients have been seen in the past 25 years. It is emphasized that hyperthyroidism does not exclude malignant disease in hot nodules. This possibility suggests that all thyroid nodules, either cold or hot, require careful(More)
Craniosynostosis is an etiologically heterogeneous malformation, which may present as an isolated finding or in association with other anomalies. The concurrence of craniosynostosis together with specific central nervous system, abdominal, genital, and limb malformations defines the Fontaine-Farriaux syndrome, described so far in only two patients. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aims to demonstrate the value of the 'tail sign' in the assessment of Dandy-Walker malformation. METHODS A total of 31 fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), performed before 24 weeks of gestation after second-line ultrasound examination between May 2013 and September 2014, were examined retrospectively. All MRI examinations were(More)
Congenital muscular dystrophies due to defects in genes encoding proteins involved in α-dystroglycan (α-DG) glycosylation are a heterogeneous group of muscle disorders variably associated with central nervous system and eye abnormalities. One of the more severe is muscle-eye-brain disease (MEB). Mutations in genes coding for proven or putative(More)
In this study we examined two unrelated patients affected with the lethal variant of junctional epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia (PA-JEB) who were found to carry mutations in the integrin beta4 subunit gene (ITGB4). Although in both patients Northern blot analysis showed only a 50% reduction in the level of ITGB4 transcript, a complete lack(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate histomorphometric vascular characteristics from samples obtained by chorionic villus sampling (CVS) in pregnancies with low serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) levels and to relate these findings to three-dimensional (3D) placental volume and power Doppler vascularization. METHODS Immediately before CVS, placental(More)
Nager syndrome, or acrofacial dysostosis type 1 (AFD1), is a rare multiple malformation syndrome characterized by hypoplasia of first and second branchial arches derivatives and appendicular anomalies with variable involvement of the radial/axial ray. In 2012, AFD1 has been associated with dominant mutations in SF3B4. We report a 22-week-old fetus with AFD1(More)