Romuald Izzillo

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A 34 year old patient presented with recurrent hemoptysis. A chest radiograph was normal. Helical CT angiogram of the chest with tridimensional reconstructions demonstrated an intralobar pulmonary vascular sequestration Pryce I-type of the right lower lobe. The angiography confirmed the diagnosis showing a large feeding artery arising from the coeliac(More)
GOAL This study concerns the new anatomo-pathologic semantics of the ancient gastric leiomyoblastoma that become gastric stromal tumors (GST) and identified as stemming of "pace-maker" cells of Cajal related to the immunohistochemical characterization of the phenotype. MATERIAL and methods. We limited the study to the mesenchymatous tumors to "pacemaker"(More)
We report the case of a 69-year-old woman with leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava presenting with acute superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CT and MRI failed to fully characterize the endovascular process. Percutaneous endovascular biopsy, followed by metallic stent placement to treat the SVCS, confirmed the diagnosis. Symptoms resolved within 48(More)
Schwannoma is a neoplasm of the peripheral nerve sheath that develops from schwann's cells. Pleural involvement is uncommon, and typically originates from an intercostal nerve of the posterior-superior mediastinum to then extend along the parietal and mediastinal pleura. We report a case of benign schwannoma of the right hemithorax, which we believe to be(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the outcomes of severe ischemic diabetic foot ulcers for which percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was considered as the first-line vascular procedure. Factors associated with successful PTA were sought. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In 32 consecutive diabetic patients with foot ulcers and severe limb ischemia, PTA was(More)
PURPOSE Screening for cardiac iron overload is generally done by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and demonstrated by a shortening of the myocardial T2* below 20 ms at 1.5 Tesla. This measurement was validated with a specific sequence and the CMRTools(®) calculation software (reference technique). The objective of this study was to validate the use of(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging and multislice spiral computed tomography are ideal techniques for assessing cardiac function. The main objectives of this article are to describe the different aspects, global and regional systolic left ventricular function, diastolic left ventricular function and right ventricular function, and to introduce the agreed parameters(More)
Usually atherosclerotic in origin, aneurysms of the abdominal aorta (AAA) tend to involve the infrarenal aorta. Their biphasic exponential growth pattern, initially slow then accelerated, results in a risk of rupture. Surgical management is recommended for aneurysm diameters of 45-50mm or for growth rates more than 5mm in 6 Months. Imaging is useful for(More)
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