Giovanni Battista Meloni

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STUDY DESIGN Three cases of idiopathic epidural lipomatosis are reported. OBJECTIVES Description of the relationship between spinal pathologic overgrowth of fat tissue and neurologic symptoms. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Idiopathic epidural lipomatosis is a very rare condition; it is usually secondary to chronic steroid therapy or endocrinopathic(More)
We treated 35 patients who had hepatic cysts (30 congenital cysts, 5 hydatid cysts) with percutaneous puncture and sclerotherapy. After puncture and drainage of the cyst, a 95% alcohol solution was instilled as sclerosing agent into the cystic cavity. In all the patients, cyst puncture and drainage was successful. Follow-up in all cases was at least 12(More)
To assess the effects of the combination of pelvic floor rehabilitation, intravaginal estriol and Lactobacillus acidophli administration on stress urinary incontinence (SUI), urogenital atrophy and recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women. 136 postmenopausal women with urogenital aging symptoms were enrolled in this prospective randomized(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of self-expandable metal stents in the recanalization of antro-pyloric and/or duodenal strictures. MATERIAL AND METHODS We report our experience of 15 patients with inoperable antro-pyloric and/or duodenal strictures treated by implantation of 21 self-expandable metal stents (18 uncovered and 3 covered) inserted perorally(More)
The authors illustrate the technique for small-bowel imaging using enteroclysis with multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT), underscoring the important role played by CT in the assessment of the small bowel thanks to the advent of first the spiral and later the multidetector technique. The paper makes a detailed comparison of the various methods that(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of periarticular injection of hyaluronate into shoulders with supraspinatus tendinosis under echographic guide. METHODS AND MATERIALS The subjects were 56 patients with clinical, echographic and magnetic resonance diagnosis of supraspinatus tendinosis. They were divided in two groups by random(More)
To assess the effectiveness of airway stenting performed exclusively under radiological guidance for the palliation of malignant tracheobronchial strictures. We report our experience in 16 patients with malignant tracheobronchial stricture treated by insertion of 20 Ultraflex self-expandable metal stents performed under fluoroscopic guidance only. Three(More)
The aim of this case report was to evaluate the usefulness of combined biliary and duodenal stenting in the palliation of pancreatic cancer. We report a series of 4 consecutive patients (2 men and 2 women, mean age 58.5 years, range 38-77 years) who underwent combined biliary and duodenal stenting in our department between March 2000 and April 2001. All(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the characteristics of six different catheters for performing sonohysterography (SHG) to identify those that offer the best compromise between reliability, tolerability, and cost. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Six hundred ten women undergoing SHG. INTERVENTION(S) We performed SHG with six(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided mammotome vacuum biopsy in impalpable breast lesions. METHODS Seventy-three patients who presented with impalpable breast lesions that were suspicious for malignancy at mammography and/or sonography were included in the study. In the first instance the women underwent ultrasound-guided(More)