Mariella Musola

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BACKGROUND Colon cancer during pregnancy is a relatively rare occurrence. To date there has been sparse clinical evidence about the safety of chemotherapy in this setting because the available data derive only from single-institution case reports. METHODS Irinotecan and fluorouracil, as part of the FOLFIRI regimen, were administered to a 33-year-old(More)
Dear Editor, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a condition that often develops in young women and, consequently, physicians are frequently asked to treat or monitor pregnant women with a diagnosis or a history of ITP [1–3]. Moreover, as the disease is caused by platelet autoantibodies that cross the placenta, it may be also complicated by the(More)
PURPOSE To determinate transvaginal scan (TVS) accuracy in the preoperative evaluation of deep endometriosis in a large cohort of patients with subsequent laparoscopic assessment. METHODS A retrospective study was performed in a tertiary referral center for endometriosis. Transvaginal scan reports were retrieved from an electronic database of all patients(More)
Dear Editor, Normal fibrinogen concentration and function are critical for the successful outcome of a pregnancy. In fact, fibrinogen abnormalities have been implicated in many adverse pregnancy outcomes including post-partum haemorrhage or thrombosis, spontaneous abortion and placental abruption [1, 2]. We describe here four consecutive cases of(More)
AIM Severe endometriosis represents one of the most challenging clinical and surgical cases in gynecology. Preoperative assessment of the extension of the disease is of key relevance to opt for medical or surgical therapy and, sometimes, to plan a multidisciplinary approach. METHODS A systematic diagnostic approach is proposed and evaluated in a tertiary(More)
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