Sara Severini

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The small bowel angiodysplasia is a rare entity that causes lower intestinal bleeding; the diagnosis is difficult and based on selective angiogram. In our case, an 85-year-old woman was hospitalized after frequent episodes of melena. We performed an enema-helical CT abdominal examination before and after contrast medium administration per venam, detecting(More)
Most guidelines recommend annual screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) but limited resources and the slow progression of DR suggest that longer recall intervals should be considered if patients have no detectable lesions. This study aimed to identify the cumulative incidence and time of development of referable DR in patients with no DR at baseline,(More)
Carcinoids are tumors derived from neuroendocrine cells and often produce functional peptide hormones. Approximately 54.5% arise in the gastrointestinal tract and frequently metastasize to the liver. Primary hepatic carcinoid tumors (PHCT) are extremely rare; only 95 cases have been reported. A 65-year-old man came to our attention due to occasional(More)
Schwannoma is a myelin sheath tumor complicated with neurofibroma, neurofibromatosis and neurogenic sarcoma. Peripheral nerve sheath tumors represent 2%-6% of gastrointestinal tract stromal tumors (GIST), but there are deficient data about location of neurogenic tumors in the biliary system and only nine cases of schwannoma of the extrahepatic biliary tract(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of a critical pathway in the early stratification and management of patients with chest pain and suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the Emergency Department (ED). METHODS An observational study was performed enrolling all patients with non-traumatic chest pain and suspected ACS who(More)
The authors examined prospectively 100 patients with lung diseases--50 of them benign and 50 malignant. The mean value of all lesions was measured with a constant region of interest (ROI); the muscle was considered as the reference tissue. Histopathology was the gold standard for the patients who underwent CT-guided needle biopsy and/or surgery;(More)
The diagnostic role of Magnetic Resonance angiography (MRA) was investigated in the study of the abdominal aorta. To obviate the problems relative to motion and respiratory artifacts, the TOF 2D (FISP 2D) technique was employed, together with a superconductive 1.5 T magnet. Fourteen volunteers were studied. The images acquired on the coronal and sagittal(More)
The authors evaluated the role of GdDTPA in magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of intracranial vessels. Fifteen patients affected with different conditions underwent MRA of intracranial vessels before and after paramagnetic contrast medium infusion. A superconductive 1.5-T magnet (Magnetom Siemens) was used, and a head circular coil, together with the(More)
Whole-body MRA, performed with the time-of-flight (TOF) technique requires presaturation pulses adequately positioned and to eliminate the arterial and/or venous signal (FRODO technique: "Flow Respiratory artifact Obliteration with Directed Orthogonal pulses"). Additional presaturation pulses involve an increase in the radiofrequency dose absorbed by the(More)