Roberta Mastrangeli

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine the role of palliative percutaneous secondary lesions bone treatment by comparing the visual analogue scale (VAS) scores of cryoablation plus vertebroplasty versus radiofrequency (RF) plus vertebroplasty so as to determine their feasibility, reliability and efficacy in a short-term series. METHODS Combined(More)
Several authors claim that vertebroplasty (PVT) is a successful technique, but long-term effectiveness is still debated. Our goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of PVT in patients with symptomatic vertebral fractures that had not responded to conservative treatment. In our centre, 624 patients with 1,253 compression fractures were treated by PVT. Imaging(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men and the second leading cause of cancer death. A randomized study was performed on patients with localized prostate cancer and treated with radical prostatectomy using the perineal or the retropubic approach comparing oncological outcomes, cancer control, and functional results. STUDY DESIGN(More)
This study aimed at exploring the feasibility of high-field diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) (3 T) and to correlate apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values with tumour cellularity in renal malignancies. Thirty-seven patients (ten healthy volunteers and 27 patients with suspected renal malignancy) underwent T1-, T2-weighted and(More)
Purpose. To correlate ultrasonographic peak systolic velocity (US-PSV) and 64-row multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) with advanced vessel analysis (AVA) software in the quantification of 50-70% carotid artery stenosis. Materials and methods. 199 consecutive patients (247 arteries) with internal carotid artery (ICA) or third proximal(More)
Introduction. Bochdalek hernia is a congenital posterior lateral diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias with the least frequency of all renal ectopias. Case Presentation. We report a case of a 62-year-old man who had a left(More)
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