Laura Falco

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A 24-year-old woman came to the emergency room with a history of diffuse abdominal pain in the form of colic, nausea, vomiting and intestinal constipation. Clinical and ultrasound findings suggested intestinal obstruction due to foreign body. She had been submitted to a cesarean section 4 months previously at another hospital. At laparotomy, a ileum loop(More)
BACKGROUND Juxtapapillary capillary hemangiomas can occur as isolated clinical abnormalities or a manifestation of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. Because of the location of these vascular tumors on or adjacent to the optic disc, any therapeutic treatment option involves risk. Management typically includes close monitoring, with treatment initiation as the(More)
The authors compare the ultrasound diagnostic results of intraocular tumours by A/B-scans (Sonomed B 3000, Sonocare, Sonovision STT-100) with images obtained using computerized B-scan (Sonocare, Sonovision STT-100, Acoustic Tissue Typing ATT) and angiodynopgraphy systems (Quantum Philips). The Sonovision uses a computerized ultrasound spectrum analysis to(More)
Combined A- and B-scan examination of eyes with diabetic retinopathy and opaque media provides information about the presence and density of vitreous hemorrhages, can detect membranes inserting into the optic disc or the retina and differentiate them from retinal detachment. Absolute and relative indications for echographic examination are listed and some(More)
BACKGROUND Phacolysis involves the breakdown of a hypermature cataract, causing an antigenic reaction to the lens proteins released into the anterior chamber with subsequent inflammation. To date, the time it takes for a crystalline lens to reach hypermaturity and induce a phacolytic response has never been clearly detailed. It is believed that cataract(More)
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