Marco Di Maurizio

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OBJECTIVES Surgery for vascular anomalies can occasionally fail to relieve symptoms, especially when severe tracheobronchial malacia persists. We studied outcomes in children who underwent airway stenting for severe post-surgical airway malacia and tested known clinical and surgical prognostic factors. METHODS Among 257 children evaluated for(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe the normal pattern of development and maturation of the foetal brain with respect to gestational age as assessed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to provide an overview of the possibilities of the technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Foetal cerebral MRI was performed on 56 pregnant women between 19 and 37(More)
PURPOSE To review our experience with fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS We performed fetal MRI in 32 fetuses with an echocardiographically assessed CHD. Both direct and indirect signs of CHD were investigated. Direct signs considered were: morpho-volumetric abnormalities of the heart; malrotations;(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess if a correlation is present between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values and normal lung maturation during gestation to define potential reference values as indicators of the lung development. METHODS Our study included 50 pregnant women (gestational age, GA: 18-36 weeks), with normal fetal development of lungs assessed by a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping with the measurement of renal tissue ADC value of normal and pathological fetal kidneys at various gestational ages (GAs). METHODS Fifty pregnant women underwent magnetic resonance images (MRI) after ultrasound (US) for suspected fetal genitourinary disorders (16) or for suspected(More)
PURPOSE The study aimed to investigate the correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and gestational age by applying diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the study of normal fetal kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on 88 fetuses (gestational age range 17-40 weeks) after ultrasound had ruled out(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the additional diagnostic value of fetal MRI to evaluate cerebral ventriculomegaly assessed by ultrasonography (US) for the possibility to change the diagnosis, the counseling and the management of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From february 2006 to october 2008, we studied 55 pregnant women by fetal MRI (mean age 28 years), 4 with(More)
Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (RLH) is a rare, benign, lymphocytic tumour-like lesion reported in various organs. It has been previously identified in 18 cases in the English-language literature, but only 5 of them were related to oncological disease. No previous cases have been described of RLH occurring in ovarian cancer patients. We describe a case of(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with steady-state free precession (SSFP) sequences to visualise the normal and pathological appearances of the cardiovascular system. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a prospective observational study of 83 pregnant women who underwent fetal cardiac MRI: 43(More)
PURPOSE The aim of our study was to investigate the role of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a complement to ultrasound (US) in the evaluation of cleft lip and palate (CLP), whether isolated or in association with syndromic conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 24 pregnant women (27 fetuses) (mean gestational age 23.7 weeks) with a(More)