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PURPOSE To retrospectively determine the value of adding perfusion-weighted (PW) and diffusion-weighted (DW) sequences to a conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol to differentiate benign from malignant tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional ethics committee approved this retrospective study and waived the requirement to obtain(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of transcervical resection of submucous fibroids according to type and size. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective follow-up of 235 women with submucous fibroids at outpatient hysteroscopy who underwent a hysteroscopic transcervical resection. The main indications were the abnormal uterine bleeding and fertility problems.(More)
OBJECTIVE Uterine artery flow velocity was prospectively assessed using Doppler ultrasound at 12-14 and 22-24 weeks of gestation in the prediction of subsequent complications related to uteroplacental insufficiency: preeclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, fetal growth restriction, fetal death and placental abruption, and to elucidate its relationship(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe magnetic resonance findings of intradural spinal canal secondaries and to select the best way of investigating this condition. Thirty patients with a known malignancy [breast carcinoma (n = 14), lung carcinoma (n = 10), other sites (n = 6)] and unexplained neurologic signs were studied with pre- and post-contrast(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficiency of air-filled albumin microspheres (Infoson) with saline solution in determining Fallopian tube patency during hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy). METHODS This was a prospective randomized multicenter study with a sequential design. Over a 10-month period, 23 patients (mean age, 33 years) referred for(More)
High-resolution endovaginal sonography has considerably improved ectopic pregnancy imaging. In conjunction with serum hCG measurements, it allows early detection of ectopic pregnancy (EP) and has significantly reduced the morbidity and the mortality of this disease. The major sonographic finding is the uterine vacuity, the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) is a strong genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The American Heart Association has prioritised seven cardiovascular health metrics to reduce the burden of CVD: body mass index, healthy diet, physical activity, smoking status, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol levels (together also known as(More)
Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) are a heterogeneous group of disorders affecting gonad and/or genito-urinary tract development and usually the endocrine-reproductive system. A genetic diagnosis is made in only around 20% of these cases. The genetic causes of 46,XX-SRY negative testicular DSD as well as ovotesticular DSD are poorly defined. Duplications(More)
Sonohysterography consists in injecting a saline solution into the uterine cavity and performing transvaginal sonography. The purpose of this procedure is the pre-operative assessment of intracavitary anomalies, especially polyps, myoma, adhesions, congenital abnormalities such as septate uterus. Technical aspects are shown. This procedure is painless,(More)