Massimo Rollo

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¶ In spite of their congenital origin, only 18–20% of cerebral AVMs are diagnosed during infancy and childhood. Intracranial haemorrhage is the presenting clinical manifestation in 75–80% of paediatric patients and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The natural history of untreated cerebral AVMs in children is worse than in adults, in(More)
We evaluated the reliability of a rotational angiographic unit (RA) with flat-panel detector as a single technique to guide percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and for post-procedure assessment by 2D and 3D reformatted images. Fifty-five consecutive patients (104 vertebral bodies) were treated under RA fluoroscopy. Rotational acquisitions with 2D and 3D(More)
Spontaneous, non traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a significant clinical problem that occurs most commonly as a result of aneurysm rupture. In approximately 15 % of cases, nor aneurysm or other vascular malformation can be identified by cerebral angiography as origin of the hemorrhage, and these are commonly defined as idiopathic SAH (ISAH).(More)
 Background. Clinical and experimental data on cerebral blood flow (CBF) changes during spinal cord stimulation (SCS) were published since 1986. The aims of the present work are: 1. To find an experimental model of reliable, simple and in vivo monitoring of “early” basilar artery spasm after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and 2. To investigate the effects(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of the systematic use of 3D rotational angiography (3DRA) in the diagnosis and preoperative evaluation of cerebral aneurysms with a view to planning endovascular embolisation. Thirty-five consecutive aneurysms (20 incidental and 15 after subarachnoid haemorrhage) were studied and treated by means of 3DRA over a(More)
Bilateral renal vein thrombosis after an appendectomy has never been reported in the pediatric literature. We describe the case of a 10-year-old boy who developed this very unusual complication following appendectomy for gangrenous appendicitis with peritonitis. Color duplex Doppler is the most appropriate investigation to allow correct diagnosis and(More)
BACKGROUND Doppler ultrasonography (US) of portal blood flow and portal flow volume (PFV) are useful to define changes in portal hemodynamics of patients with chronic liver diseases. The meal test with postmeal PFV measurements is generally accepted as a reproducible noninvasive test to evaluate the severity of portal hypertension. The aim of this study was(More)
A case of two female Greek twins conjoined at the left frontal and orbital regions is described. These conjoined twins were transferred to the Pediatric Neurosurgical Unit of the Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University Medical School, at the age of 4 months for possible surgical division. Multiple diagnostic investigations, which included in particular(More)
The occurrence of more than one brain tumor in a single patient is not new, resulting from RT- or CT-induced neoplasms, syndromes or casual association. We report on the exceptional case of a 12-year-old boy harboring three different brain tumors with no definite correlation. The first MRI showed a medulloblastoma with signs of infratentorial and(More)
Diagnosis of pulmonary disease due to inhalation (PDI) is based on the assumption that not all paediatric pulmonary disease is attributable to infection. Moreover, an accurate investigation of all typical signs of PDI is necessary: drooling, pouring of food from the nose, choking, frequent vomiting and regurgitation. Specific aetiological diagnosis is not(More)