Roberta Lombardi

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of sonographic American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting And Data System (BI-RADS) classification in differentiating benign from malignant breast masses. METHODS One hundred seventy-eight breast masses studied by sonography with a known diagnosis were reviewed. All lesions(More)
Wandering spleen is a rare condition in children that is often caused by loss or weakening of the splenic ligaments. Its clinical presentation is variable; 64% of children with wandering spleen have splenic torsion as a complication. To provide up-to-date information on the diagnosis, clinical management and diagnostic imaging approaches for wandering(More)
Figure 2. Three-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction showing the complete atresia/occlusion of the inferior vena cava and the dilatation of ovarian veins. A 15-year-old girl presented with a 2-year history of recurrent abdominal pain, stipsis, and pelvic pain. She was operated at birth for a correction of type 1 persistent truncus arteriosus using(More)
The case of a 41-year-old female patient with axillary lymphadenopathies and negative clinical and mammographic examinations is discussed. In the suspicion of a cup syndrome of breast origin, breast sonography was performed. While the absence of alterations was confirmed, a right parasternal swelling was highly suggestive of malignancy. On histology, a(More)
The case of a 57-year old woman, apparently in good health, in menopause with familial incidence of breast cancer is discussed. The patient came to the Senology Unit for annual control mammography. For diagnostic completion US was performed: it showed the presence of a hypoechoic neoformation highly suggestive of malignancy (class V BI-RADS). Therefore,(More)
The typical presentation of breast cancer in a young woman is discussed. Diagnostic imaging of the breast showed the presence of an extensive pathological area, approximately 5 cm in size, at the level of the upper quadrants of left breast. On mammography the pathological sign was represented by numerous regional granular microcalcifications. On sonography(More)
Acknowledgements Thanks to David Foster and John Wisnewski for initiating this project and for providing much useful information and support. Thanks also to David Foster for use of photos included in this report. Special thanks to Martha Hoopes for field assistance and for substantial contributions to study design, permanent plot establishment, and(More)
In Italy, measures for the prevention of drug addiction have often been directed solely towards providing information and creating greater awareness. Fisher and Fisher (1992), instead, propose a model based on three factors, Information-Motivation-Behavioural Skills, for the planning of programs for the prevention of health risk behaviour. This model(More)
The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing in the developed world and children in particular represent a high-risk group for developing the disease. The aim of this review is to analyse the spectrum of radiological signs as reported in the recent literature, in light of our series over a 15-year period, to pinpoint the most common radiological patterns in(More)
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