Luigi Eustacchio Selvaggi

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BACKGROUND The efficacy and side-effect profile of ulipristal acetate as compared with those of leuprolide acetate for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids before surgery are unclear. METHODS In this double-blind noninferiority trial, we randomly assigned 307 patients with symptomatic fibroids and excessive uterine bleeding to receive 3 months of(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the italian translated version of the prolapse quality of life questionnaire (P-QOL). STUDY DESIGN The P-QOL questionnaire was translated into Italian and administered to women recruited from a gynaecology outpatient clinic. All women completed a P-QOL questionnaire at the time of the visit, and were examined in left lateral position(More)
Distant metastases are unusual at presentation and during the course of ovarian carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence and prognostic factors of distant metastases consistent with stage IV disease in ovarian cancer patients. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 162 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma treated(More)
We developed a new approach to diagnostic hysteroscopy that reduces patient discomfort and increases the possible applications of hysteroscopy. Between February 1992 and March 1996, 1200 hysteroscopies were performed at our institution. Of these, the last 680 were done using the vaginoscopic approach without preselection. Discomfort was reduced in all(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial adenocarcinoma is commonly seen in postmenopausal women and uterine bleeding is the first sign in 90% of the cases. Bone metastasis as the presenting feature is extremely rare. We report two endometrial cancer patients with metastasis to the tibia and cervical vertebra at the time of primary disease. CASES Two patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE Cutaneous involvement is unusual at presentation and during the course of ovarian carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence, clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors of skin metastases in ovarian cancer patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted on 220 patients with epithelial(More)
BACKGROUND "Intestinal-type" mucinous carcinoma of the vulva is extremely rare with very few cases reported in the literature. CASE REPORT The authors report two patients who had diagnosis of intestinal-type mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva after excisional biopsy. In both cases, restaging was perfomed with total body computed tomography (CT) scan,(More)
The IGFs promote the growth and development of the feto-placental unit during gestation, and impairment of their placental actions may result in altered intrauterine growth of the fetus. In this study, proteins involved in IGF signaling were investigated in human placentas from pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) compared with(More)
OBJECTIVE The accuracy of current formulae for the sonographic estimation of fetal weight (EFW) is compromised by significant intra- and interobserver variability of biometrical measurements, particularly circumferences. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the linear measurement of mid-thigh soft-tissue thickness (STT) and to derive a(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of menstrual disorders, and is characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism and infertility. In recent years, it has become apparent that PCOS is also associated with hyperinsulinemia that is probably central to the pathogenesis of PCOS. As a peculiar vascular pattern has been reported to(More)