Felice Spata

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Urinary extravasation in infants may occur secondary to a variety of congenital obstructive uropathic conditions. This condition has been reported most often in infants with posterior urethral valves and pelviureteral junction obstruction. We present two cases of perirenal urinary extravasation from the kidney due to primary obstructive megaureter. Clinical(More)
The term medullary sponge kidney refers as a renal parenchymal malformation characterized by cystic dilatation of the collecting ducts. Although medullary sponge kidney is a congenital disease, it is rarely identified in childhood and is usually discovered in adulthood. We report a child with bilateral medullary sponge kidney who, in addition to typical(More)
BACKGROUND Tourette syndrome (TS) is characterized by dysfunctional connectivity between prefrontal cortex and sub-cortical structures, and altered meso-cortical and/or meso-striatal dopamine release. Since time processing is also regulated by fronto-striatal circuits and modulated by dopaminergic transmission, we hypothesized that time processing is(More)
The Authors describe a case of chest wall hamartoma, very rare in infants and usually present at birth. This lesion, histologically, is benign. Surgical ablation is mandatory and curative, but the ablation of the tumor and the reconstruction of the large residual parietal defect are sometimes very difficult. In this case the surgical treatment was(More)
A range of epididymal and vasal anomalies (EVA), varying from ductal patency aberrations to abnormal attachments of the epidydimis to the testis or even complete absence, exists in boys with cryptorchidism, but there are few studies of normal controls for comparison. In the present study anatomy of testicular-epididymal relationships were recorded in 517(More)
The tethered cord syndrome is a form of spinal dysraphism in which a short, thickened filum terminale prevents the ascent of the conus medullaris and intraspinal lipoma causes compression upon the caudal part of the spinal cord. In pediatric age the first symptoms are urological: urinary incontinence and infection. Diagnosis is performed with urodynamic(More)
Fifty-four cases of anomalies of position in 52 children were reviewed. Of the 52 children 24 (46%) had anomalies involving organs outside the urinary tract and contralateral renal units. Twenty-five ectopic kidneys showed major urological complications (46%). Four were treated conservatively and 21 with surgery. The postoperative results have been(More)
Lymphangiomas are benign tumours that appears to arise from congenital malformation of the lymphatics. They are most commonly reported in the head and neck regions. The clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of a rare case of mesenteric lymphangiomas are reviewed. Ultrasound and computed tomography are most useful in the intraabdominal cystic(More)
The malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney determines clinical and prognostic evaluations due to the poor therapeutic answer and to the uncertain prognosis. The Authors describe a case of nephroblastoma with anaplasia of the blastemal elements associated to rhabdomyosarcoma areas.