Marsia Pucciarelli

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Twenty-five patients with solitary autonomous thyroid nodules (15 nontoxic, 10 toxic) received percutaneous ethanol injection treatment (PEIT) under sonographic guidance in 4–7 sessions (1–2 weekly). To test different doses, smaller nodules (volume <15 mL) were given 0.75–2.8 mL ethanol/mL nodular tissue while larger nodules received 0.5–1 mL/mL. Except for(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder. It is characterized by seizures, mental retardation and hamartomatous lesions, including facial angiofibroma, subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, cardiac rhabdomyoma and renal angiomyolipoma (AML). AMLs can bleed severely in the retroperitoneal space. CASE PRESENTATION Herein,(More)
A 72-year-old cirrhotic woman underwent percutaneous ethanol injection treatment of a liver metastasis of unknown origin. A subcutaneous metastasis developed at the site of the punctures. Needle track seeding is a rare complication of fine-needle biopsy but has never--to the authors' knowledge--been reported after percutaneous ethanol injection. The(More)
Since the availability of the H2-receptor antagonists (1978), seven patients admitted to the Department of Emergency Surgery, University of Pisa, with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) sustained by extrapancreatic gastrinomas underwent elective surgical treatment. There were four women and three men, with a mean age of 37.3 years (16 to 67 years of age).(More)
Abdominal sonography represents the diagnostic method of choice in case of acute abdomen. On the bases of their experience on more than 1200 consecutive examinations performed in case of acute abdomen the author evaluate the fields of application of sonography in acute patients. A decisional algorithm in trauma patients based on sonographic results is(More)
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