Fernando Mazzarella

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The introduction of systems for automated reading in mammography has been proposed to improve the sensitivity [computer-aided detection (CADe) systems] and, more recently, the specificity [computer-aided diagnosis (CADi) systems] of the test. Only CADe systems have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are used in current(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy and clinical usefulness of stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) for diagnosing suspicious, nonpalpable, only mammographically detectable breast lesions. We retrospectively evaluated the results of percutaneous stereotactic VAB with 11-gauge needles performed over a period of 34 months on 228(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe the semiological features of rare breast neoplasms at magnetic resonance mammography (MRM). Out of 468 MRMs of patients with a histological diagnosis of breast malignancy, 27 (5.7%) cases of rare breast neoplasms, confirmed by definitive histological analysis on surgical specimens, were selected: four (0.9%)(More)
This paper discusses the treatment of isolated fracture-avulsions of the tibial insertions of the cruciate ligaments of the knee. The indications for conservative treatment or open reduction and osteosynthesis, are based on a classification by Meyer and McKeever which takes into account the displacement of the avulsed fragment. This is the crucial factor in(More)
This report describes a sporadic case of dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica that developed in the proximal tibia of a 21-month-old girl. Three years after the surgical intervention the patient has made complete clinical recovery with a normal range of motion, a walk with no limping or pain, no leg length discrepancy or angular knee deformity. Even though the(More)
The authors present 11 cases of traumatized patients without neurological deficit in spite of a gross dislocation of the cervical spine. In the effort of explaining this discrepancy various parameters have been taken into account. The vertebral canal has been noted to be abnormally wide in these cases (average 19.8 mm). The authors suggest that the great(More)
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