Paola Crivelli

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Abnormalities of swallowing are commonly encountered in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), especially in the most disabled patients. The disturbances usually involve oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing, although upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction has also been detected. MS patients need to be effectively evaluated and managed in order to recognize dysphagia(More)
INTRODUCTION Bronchial localization of Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is rare. The precise nature of these neoplasms is not yet clear and little is known on the histogenesis and pathogenesis of the disease. Here we present a case of a bronchial MEC with a detailed pathological, immunohistochemical, and molecular analysis. PRESENTATION OF A CASE A 46 years(More)
We present the case of a 62 year-old woman who was admitted to our institute of radiological sciences for a breast mass developed in the last few months. The final diagnosis was primary breast chondrosarcoma and the surgical treatment performed, based on imaging and pathological findings, was the mastectomy.
It was carried out as an epidemiological retrospective study in the Radiology Department of the University of Sassari, Italy. Patients with an inoperable neoplastic GDOO were consecutively recruited from 2004 to 2014; they were referred from all medical and surgical wards of three general hospitals located in the province of Sassari, Italy. Patients(More)
Hepatitis B vaccine has been progressively introduced into the Gambian programme of immunization since 1986. Other African countries are considering introduction but require evidence of cost-effectiveness to justify such a decision. The cost of the Expanded Programme on Immunization in The Gambia, which includes hepatitis B vaccine, was calculated for 1988.(More)
Rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis is often difficult, considering the low specificity of both clinical picture and laboratory tests on pericardial fluid, as well as the low sensitivity of microbiological tests. This report documents the feasibility and clinical usefulness of an Interferon (IFN) - gamma ELISpot - TB assay on(More)
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