Marinella Malaggese

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The discovery of an ovarian mass during pregnancy is often a difficult issue because of the risk related to surgical intervention during pregnancy. Moreover, ultrasound examination is often unable to provide a definitive diagnosis. A case of decidualized ovarian endometriosis is presented to highlight the challenges in this diagnosis. We report the(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze in advanced ovarian cancer patients the ability of ultrasound to evaluate the extent of intra-abdominal disease and to predict the likelihood of suboptimal cytoreduction. METHODS Into this prospective study, 147 patients with advanced ovarian cancer were enrolled consecutively between January 2005 and October 2008. All patients(More)
Fig. 1. Whole-body maximum intensity projection (MIP) F-FDG PET image (A), performed for restaging in a patient who underwent surgical excision of a vulvar extramammary Paget’s disease three years before, showed multiple areas of increased radiopharmaceutical uptake in the abdomen and pelvis. Fused PET/CT images in axial projection (B–G) showed increased(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of a simplified method for the three-dimensional (3D) quantification of tumor vascularity in the differential diagnosis of solid pelvic masses. METHODS Twenty-four patients with a solid pelvic mass on B-mode ultrasound evaluation underwent 3D power Doppler evaluation before surgery. The volume of interest was obtained by(More)
OBJECTIVE The role and type of procedures of follow-up in patients with gynecological tumors are still a debatable issue. We prospectively analyzed the role of routine transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound examination (US) in the detection of recurrent disease in gynecologic cancer patients. METHODS Among 552 patients who underwent surgery for(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the gray-scale and color Doppler ultrasound findings of metastatic tumors in the ovary according to the origin of the primary tumor. METHODS Information was retrieved retrospectively from 67 patients who had undergone preoperative transvaginal gray-scale and color Doppler ultrasound examination and who were found subsequently to have(More)
Two cases of primary cellular fibroblastic tumor of the ovary are described, which presented a challenging clinical and histopathological differential diagnosis of primary ovarian fibrosarcoma and mitotically active cellular fibroma. On sonographic evaluation they both appeared as solid lesions with irregular margins, and on histological analysis both(More)
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