Giuseppe D’Ippolito

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Received June 8, 2007. Accepted after revision August 28, 2007. ranging between 0.4% and 20% in autopsy studies, and representing a very frequent incidental finding on imaging studies, particularly US. In most cases, hemangiomas are small (≤ 3.0 cm), and may be multiple in up to 50% of patients. Microscopically, hemangiomas consist of vascular spaces(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reduction of estimated radiation dose in abdominal computed tomography following the implementation of new scan protocols on the basis of clinical suspicion and of adjusted images acquisition parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective and prospective review of reports on radiation dose from abdominal CT scans performed three(More)
OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at establishing the frequency of renal/perirenal and extrarenal computed tomography findings in patients with acute pyelonephritis, and evaluating the interobserver agreement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study based on the analysis of computed tomography images of 47 patients with clinical and laboratory(More)
Tuberculosis is a disease whose incidence has increased principally as a consequence of HIV infection and use of immunosuppressive drugs. The abdomen is the most common site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It may be confused with several different conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and other infectious diseases. Delay in the diagnosis may(More)
OBJECTIVE The present article is aimed at reporting the author's experience with transcatheter arterial embolization using a lipiodol-ethanol mixture in three cases of unresectable symptomatic giant hepatic hemangiomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cases of three patients with giant unresectable symptomatic hepatic hemangiomas embolized in the period(More)
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the performance of neutral oral contrast agents, comparing intestinal distention, distinction of intestinal wall, acceptance and side effects. Materials and Methods: Prospective, randomized, and double-blinded study involving 30 patients who underwent computed tomography of abdomen and pelvis with(More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reproducibility of Doppler ultrasonography in the measurement of portal blood flow volume in schistosomal patients. MATERIALS AND METHODOS: Prospective, transversal, observational and self-paired study evaluating 21 patients with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis submitted to Doppler ultrasonography performed by three independent(More)
In cases where typical aspects are shown, the diagnosis of most frequent hepatic lesions can be made with some safety by means of several imaging methods; on the other hand, uncommon lesions generally represent a diagnostic challenge for the radiologist. In the present second part of the study, the authors describe four rare hepatic lesions, as follows:(More)
Epithelial ovarian tumors are the most common malignant ovarian neoplasms and, in most cases, eventual rupture of such tumors is associated with a surgical procedure. The authors report the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented with spontaneous rupture of ovarian cystadenocarcinoma documented by computed tomography, both before and after the event. In(More)
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effectiveness and practical outcomes of percutaneous ethanol sclerotherapy in patients with symptomatic simple renal cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors reviewed the outcomes of ten patients (eight men and two women) in the age range between 28 and 72 years (mean, 55 years) submitted to at least two procedures of(More)