Lillo Bruno Cerami

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BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal uterine leiomyoma is a very rare occurrence and to discover it as a cause of female sexual dysfunction in a teen is unusual. CASE An 18-year-old black woman reported deep dyspareunia, resulting in severe distress. Gynecological and instrumental examinations showed a pelvic mass of 7 cm in diameter. The preoperative diagnosis was(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the diagnostic accuracy of endometrial thickness for the detection of intra-uterine pathologies among asymptomatic postmenopausal women, and to test the diagnostic accuracy and appropriateness of performed hysteroscopies. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study of 268 asymptomatic postmenopausal women with endometrial thickness ≥4 mm referred(More)
BACKGROUND According to the hub-and-spoke model introduced in the Provincial Healthcare System of Reggio Emilia, early endometrial cancer is treated in peripheral low-volume hospitals (spokes) by general gynecologist, whereas more complex cancers are treated by gynecological oncologists at the main hospital (hub). OBJECTIVE To guarantee a uniformly high(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare obstetric outcomes in women undergoing vaginal delivery with or without delay in the 2nd and 3rd stage of labour (SOL). METHODS This is an observational retrospective study including 10,416 full-term vaginal deliveries occurred at a primary obstetric unit. Our sample was divided according to the length of 2nd and 3rd SOL: >2 h vs. ≤2(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to evaluate the possible association between periodontal disease (PD) and preterm labor (PTL), to assess whether the presence of periodontal disease in women with PTL increases the risk of preterm birth (PTB), and to evaluate the role of nitric oxide (NO) in this possible association. STUDY DESIGN This study included(More)
During pregnancy, one of the possible complications is pneumonia. Early recognition as well as a timely and appropriate therapy is very important to prevent cardio-respiratory failure which may promote premature birth, low birth weight and miscarriage. In pregnancy, a chest X-ray is not contraindicated but may create a considerable state of maternal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of measuring cervical length (CL) in combination with cervical and plasma nitric oxide metabolite (NOx) levels to identify women undergoing preterm labor (PTL) who will deliver preterm. METHODS A hospital-based prospective cohort study of 730 women undergoing spontaneous PTL between 24 and 33 weeks+6 days of(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and test a risk-scoring model for the prediction of endometrial cancer among symptomatic postmenopausal women at risk of intrauterine malignancy. METHODS We prospectively studied 624 postmenopausal women with vaginal bleeding and endometrial thickness > 4 mm undergoing diagnostic hysteroscopy. Patient characteristics and endometrial(More)
Angiomyofibroblastoma (AMFB) is a rare benign mesenchymal tumour that occurs almost exclusively in the vulvovaginal region of women but can also occur occasionally in the inguinoscrotal region of men. It is a well-circumscribed lesion that clinically is often thought to represent a Bartholin's gland cyst and usually does not form a pedunculated mass. To our(More)
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