Mario Vicino

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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)
BACKGROUND Struma ovarii is a rare form of ovarian neoplasm composed entirely and predominantly of thyroid tissue. The association of pseudo-Meigs syndrome, elevation of CA125 and hyperthyroidism to struma ovarii is a rare condition. CASE We report an unusual presentation of a postmenopausal woman with benign struma ovarii associated with pseudo-Meigs(More)
Therapeutic approaches to chronic anovulation from polycystic ovaries in clomiphene-resistant infertile patients are under debate. This study discusses evidence that supports the possible predictive value of serum basal level of androstenedione in the choice of the better therapy between laparoscopic ovarian electrocautery and ovulation induction. Lower(More)
A 28-year-old woman with severe right lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding at 7 weeks' (+/- 2 days') gestation was seen in the emergency room of our institution. The pregnancy was the result of natural conception after ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins. Transvaginal sonography revealed five intrauterine gestational sacs containing five live(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy and characterize two-dimensional ultrasonographic formulas for the estimation of birth weight according to the type of fetal biometric parameters these formulas rely on to make fetal weight predictions. METHODS A prospective recruitment of 589 pregnant women was carried out for this cross-sectional study. Different(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of changes in sex hormones occurring during the menstrual cycle on the redox balance and lipid peroxidation in normal human endometrial cells. Forty women, ages 21-41 yr, who were admitted to the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University of Bari for routine checkups or were treated for benign uterine(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic inadequacy of dilatation and curettage (D&C) by comparing histologic findings with this technique with those obtained after hysterectomy. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENT(S) Three hundred ninety-seven patients with abnormal uterine bleeding who underwent D&C and,(More)
Lissencephaly (agyria) is a cortical dysplasia associated with a disturbance in the migration of neocortical neurons. Because of abnormal sonographic findings in the brain of a 24-week fetus, we carried out serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations which raised the suspicion of isolated lissencephaly. In the second trimester, an area of damage(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal sonography (TVS) in detecting uterine cavity abnormalities in infertile patients, with reference to hysteroscopy as the gold standard method. STUDY DESIGN At the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Bari, 134 infertile women were investigated with both TVS and hysteroscopy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the frequency and the determinants of recurrence rate of clinically detectable endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort multicenter study. Eligible for the study were all women observed for the first time during the period January-June 1998 at the participating centres with a laparoscopically confirmed first diagnosis of(More)