Fortunato Sorrentino

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PURPOSE To assess the tissue iron concentration of the left ventricle (LV) using a multislice, multiecho T2* MR technique and a segmental analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS T2* multiecho MRI was performed in 53 thalassemia major patients. Three short-axis views of the LV were obtained and analyzed with custom-written software. The myocardium was(More)
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a highly aggressive infectious process, polymicrobial in nature, involving soft tissues with a high risk of rapid spread through superficial and deep fascial planes and muscular layers. Cervical NF is quite rare, is mostly of odontogenic origin, and may be complicated by descendant mediastinitis with a very high mortality rate.(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prognostic value of hyperattenuating middle cerebral artery sign at CT in acute cerebral infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-two patients with acute cerebral infarction in the sylvian area were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent unenhanced CT 12-24 hours after the onset of symptoms and follow-up CT within 48-72(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic potential of ultrasound as compared to conventional radiography in quantifying the anatomic and structural damage and determining the grade of acute traumatic lesions of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS From September 2001 to September 2002, 18 patients (16 men, 2 women; age range: 17-78 years) who(More)
PURPOSE To describe our experience in three cases of abdominal haemorrhage caused by bleeding renal angiomyolipomas, which were studied with Computed Tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study carried out at our archives identified 3 patients (aged 58.6 on average) with renal angiomyolipomas clinically manifested with acute abdomen and(More)
PURPOSE This paper describes the role of MR imaging in the identification of the different macroscopic patterns of lipoma arborescens. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between June 1995 and January 2004, a total of 6387 MR examinations of the knee were retrospectively assessed for the presence of lipoma arborescens. The MR examinations were performed using a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study is to report our experience using digital cineradiography to assess morphological and functional disorders of the pharynx in patients with prior partial or total laryngectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 2000 to October 2002, 21 patients (18 males and 3 females) with prior total laryngectomy (12 patients), total(More)
PURPOSE To define the accuracy of Magnetic Resonance (MR) in the diagnosis of inferomedial displacement of the meniscal fragment. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MR examinations of the knee performed between December 2002 and April 2004 on 676 patients (mean age 32 years) with knee trauma and subsequently subjected to arthroscopy were retrospectively reviewed(More)
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