Roberto Grassi

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BACKGROUND Pelvic lymph nodes are the most common site of extrauterine tumor spread in early-stage endometrial cancer, but the clinical impact of lymphadenectomy has not been addressed in randomized studies. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine whether the addition of pelvic systematic lymphadenectomy to standard hysterectomy with bilateral(More)
BACKGROUND The role of systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with optimally debulked advanced ovarian cancer is unclear and has not been addressed by randomized studies. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine whether systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy improves progression-free and overall survival compared with(More)
OBJECTIVE MDCT is performed as first imaging examination for patients with acute abdomen in most Emergency Departments. Clinical suspicion of ischemic colitis and infarction is related to specific findings, however, differential diagnosis as well as the staging for a confirmed ischemic affection may be critical. The individual signs from ischemia to(More)
The CT diagnosis of bowel and mesenteric injuries is difficult and warrants optimal technique and skilled interpretation. We retrospectively reviewed 36 consecutive patients with blunt traumatic injuries to the bowel and mesentery at our regional level I trauma center during the past 3 years. Physical examination, laboratory, Computed tomographic (CT), and(More)
OBJECTIVES We retrospectively evaluated percutaneous CT-guided microwave (MW) ablation safety and efficacy in unresectable lung malignancies focusing on patients' survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS All procedures were approved by the hospital ethical committee. From 2008 to 2012 we treated 69 unresectable lesions (44 lung cancer, 25 lung metastases) in 56(More)
This study was undertaken to verify the effectiveness of compensatory postures, suggested on the basis of the type of dysphagia identified at videofluoromanometric (VFM) investigation to ensure safe oropharyngeal transit. Eighty-one patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) underwent speech therapy assessment and VFM investigation of the swallowing(More)
OBJECTIVE Small-bowel obstruction from gallstone impaction is a pathological entity frequently observed in elderly patients with a history of cholelithiasis or cholecystitis. Diagnostic imaging plays a great role in the management of patients with suspected gallstone ileus and overall in the correct predictive diagnosis: in the last years, some experiences(More)
This paper examines the diagnostic potential of multislice computed tomography enteroclysis (MSCT–E) to detect and assess different diseases affecting the small bowel, emphasising the increasingly important role assumed by the technique in the study of this anatomical region. After a short summary of the technical aspects, we discuss the different findings(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic efficacy of dynamic MR defecography (MR-D) with entero-colpo-cysto-defecography (ECCD) in the assessment of midline pelvic floor hernias (MPH) in female pelvic floor disorders. From August 2004 to August 2010, 3,006 female patients who required ECCD for the evaluation of pelvic floor disorders were(More)
The authors report on 16 healthy volunteers examined with anal endosonography. The US examinations were performed with a dedicated Bruel and Kjaer 1846 unit equipped with a 7-MHz probe (type 1850) with 360 degrees circular mechanic movement. A rigid plastic cone filled of degassed water is mounted on the probe to ensure the symmetrical representation of the(More)