Roberto Salmaso

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Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), a life-threatening rare infection of the soft tissues, is a medical and surgical emergency. It is characterized by subtle, rapid onset of spreading inflammation and necrosis starting from the fascia, muscles, and subcutaneous fat, with subsequent necrosis of the overlying skin. Once suspected, immediate and extensive radical(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains as yet an unmet clinical need and recently stem cells have been proposed as a therapeutic tool in animal models. We investigated the role of amniotic fluid stem cells (AFS) in an adult rat model of hyperoxia lung injury. METHODS Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were, at birth, randomly exposed to(More)
The sonographic evaluation of lymph nodes is based primarily on evaluation of their shape and size. Recently, however, the availability of high-frequency transducers has made consideration of internal structure possible. An important objective is to determine whether node enlargement is due to inflammatory or neoplastic processes. To determine the accuracy(More)
A case of primary malignant melanoma of the female urethra is reported. Physical examination and visceral studies confirmed the primary character of the tumour and histologic examination proved it to be nodular malignant melanoma. Less than 100 cases have been previously reported. The role of immunohistochemical stains to substantiate the diagnosis is(More)
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), also known as Masson's tumour, is an uncommon benign vascular lesion characterized by small multiple, endothelial-lined, papillary structures with hyaline stalks. It appears to be a reactive condition involving excessive proliferation of endothelial cells in normal blood vessels or in vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Negative pressure wound therapy (NPT) has achieved widespread success in the treatment of difficult wounds. However, its effects are but partially explored, and investigations mostly concentrated at the wound-dressing interface; a detailed histological description of the evolution of wounds under NPT is still lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
We discuss the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal early fetal neurological involvement of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. A woman presented at 21 weeks of pregnancy with active CMV infection. Cerebral ultrasound examination had been normal. An MRI scan revealed a thickened germinal matrix, which was histologically confirmed, associated with(More)
Apert syndrome (Acrocephalosyndactyly type I; AS) is a rare but well-known autosomal dominant disorder characterized by craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, bony/cutaneous syndactyly of fingers and toes as well as a variety of associated congenital anomalies involving the brain, heart, limbs and other organ systems. We report the case of a fetus with(More)
Acromegaly, when left untreated, is associated with premature mortality which is chiefly related to cardiovascular complications. We report on a 50-year-old acromegalic woman, resistant to therapy, who died suddenly because of thoracic aortic rupture and massive bleeding into the left pleural space. The postmortem examination disclosed, nearby the point of(More)