Martina Pezzullo

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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)
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)
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)
SUMMARY This study illustrates the usefulness of vertebral biopsy in osteoporotic patients previously treated with vertebroplasty (VP) who present at follow-up with a new fracture in a vertebral soma adjacent or distant from the collapsed vertebral body. Five hundred and fifty patients with osteoporotic vertebral collapse underwent a minimally invasive(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)
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