Filippo Maria Boscia

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AIM The aim of the study was to 1) evaluate the gestational age at diagnosis and the incidence of single umbilical artery in an unselected population of 3750 pregnant women; 2) identify its association with malformations and/or karyotype aberrations in pre/postnatal age; 3) evaluate the fetal-neonatal outcome; 4) investigate the likelihood that a fetus(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to analyse umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection over 1 year between October 2008 and September 2009, seeking ways to improve the number of suitable banked UCB units. Four phases of the process were investigated, from the consent form to the banking procedure, paying attention to the discarded UCB units. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Trisomy 4 mosaicism is extremely rare: herein we report the cytogenetic and molecular characterization and prenatal US findings of a case diagnosed prenatally. The diagnosis of level III mosaicism was established in cultured amniotic fluid cells (22.5%). At 22 weeks gestation, micrognathia and hypotelorism were suspected at 2-D sonography, and confirmed at(More)
We report the case of an 86-year-old man referred for abdominal pain and ECG signs of inferior myocardial infarction. Transthoracic, transoesophageal and contrast echocardiographs showed a septal intra-mural haematoma, dissecting the right ventricle wall and partially obliterating the right ventricle lumen. A patent communication with left ventricle with(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate if the surgical approach without pelvic lymphadenectomy and with adjuvant radiotherapy in the patients suffering from endometrioid adenocarcinoma type at high risk (of lymphatic metastasis) in early stage can be substituted by only surgery with pelvic lymphadenectomy (with or without para-aortic lymphadenectomy). (More)
This study aims to verify the changes occurring in factors such as interleukin alfa-1 (IL1-alpha) and growth factor (GF1) during surgical menopause, with or without hormone replacement therapy. Forty patients, who underwent hysterectomy, entered this perspective and longitudinal study: in ten out of these forty patients the ovaries were preserved. The(More)
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