Martina Gilda Pezzullo

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PURPOSE Aim of the study is to demonstrate the main role of magnetic resonance imaging in the identification and characterization of lipomatous lesions of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT and MRI findings of 78 patients (43 male, 35 female) aged 12-80 (mean 47.5) years surgically treated for lipomatous lesions of the head and neck region(More)
Low back pain is the commonest spine disease causing absence from work in developed countries. Low back pain with classical irradiation along the course of the nerve root affected is more frequently due to disc disease. In 60-80% of patients with herniated disc, radicular symptoms disappear with conservative treatment after about six weeks, the remainder(More)
Gastrointestinal disorders are common in elderly patients, and the clinical presentation, complications, and management may differ from those in younger patient. Most impairment occurs in the proximal and distal tract of the gastrointestinal system. Swallowing abnormalities with a wide span of symptoms and pelvic floor pathologies involving all the pelvic(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to illustrate the validity of the treatment with vertebroplasty (VP) in patients with aggressive or symptomatic vertebral hemangioma (VH) with or without epidural extension. METHODS From January 2003 to December 2007, 24 consecutive patients have been treated with VP, for a total of 36 vertebral bodies affected by VH: two(More)
Taking herbal-extracts to lose weight is an underestimated health hazard. Often, these products contain active agents that can cause acute liver damage. In this case report, a 22-year-old female patient, who presented with a feature of cholestatic syndrome, was so sure that the "natural products" were not dangerous that she did not inform her physicians(More)
INTRODUCTION Aneurysms superiorly located on the proximal segment of the middle cerebral artery (PMCAA) are rare and challenging to treat. No information is available regarding their management by endovascular approach. The aim of this study was to report our experience with endovascular treatment (EVT) of PMCAA. METHODS A retrospective review of our(More)
PURPOSE To compare magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) at 3 Tesla (3T) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) for the detection and characterization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study has been approved by our local ethical committee. From February to August 2010, 40 consecutive patients with UIA contemporarily(More)
Sarcomas are uncommon malignant tumors arising from mesenchymal tissue, accounting for approximately 10% of soft-tissue sarcomas and less than 1% of all malignant neoplasms. The most frequent subtypes of retroperitoneal sarcomas are liposarcoma. Total surgical extirpation appears the only chance for patient cure since medical therapies have shown little(More)
PURPOSE The authors sought to identify radiological criteria assisting in the diagnosis of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia and differential diagnosis of fibro-osseous lesions by comparing computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and histological results in 23 patients with presumed fibrous dysplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS From(More)
The authors discuss the present approach to acute cholecystitis and the difficulties encountered in videolaparoscopic treatment. The effective usefulness of this new approach needs to be very carefully evaluated and the surgeon must bear in mind the patient's safety and the surgical risk. Therefore, in cases of very serious difficulties or increased risk,(More)