Silvia Ajossa

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OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to investigate the advantages of laparoscopic myomectomy versus laparotomy. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized trial was performed on 40 women, 22 to 44 years old, undergoing myomectomy. Patients were randomized to have laparoscopy (n=20) or laparotomy (n=20). The intensity of pain was assessed by a visual analog scale at 0,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of an oxidized regenerated cellulose absorbable barrier (Interceed [TC7] Absorbable Adhesion Barrier) in the reduction of adhesion reformation after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. METHODS Thirty-two premenopausal nonpregnant women who had severe endometriosis and complete posterior cul-de-sac obliteration(More)
We studied the role of colour Doppler energy (CDE) (or power Doppler) imaging in the differentiation between endometriomas and other adnexal masses in premenopausal non-pregnant women. A total of 170 consecutive patients with persistent adnexal masses was submitted to B-mode transvaginal ultrasonography associated with CDE imaging evaluation. Plasma(More)
To evaluate the effectiveness of the oxidized regenerated cellulose absorbable barrier (Interceed, TC7) in the prevention of de-novo adhesion formation after laparoscopic myomectomy, a prospective and randomized study was performed at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. A total of 50 pre-menopausal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic accuracy of gray scale sonography and color Doppler imaging in the differential diagnosis of adnexal malignancies from benign complex pelvic masses in a multicenter prospective study. METHODS The study was performed as a collaborative work at 3 European university departments of obstetrics and gynecology. A total of 826(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic performance of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) 'simple' rules for discriminating between benign and malignant adnexal masses. METHODS A prospective study was performed between January 2011 and June 2012. Eligible patients were women diagnosed with a persistent adnexal mass who presented to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) in the preoperative detection of endometriosis in the uterosacral ligaments (USL), rectovaginal septum (RVS), vagina and bladder in patients with clinical suspicion of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). METHODS An extensive search was performed in MEDLINE (PubMed) and EMBASE(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess prospectively the role of transvaginal ultrasonography in screening for cystic teratoma and in differentiating cystic teratoma from other ovarian masses. METHODS Three hundred seventy-six premenopausal non-pregnant women underwent transvaginal ultrasonography 1 week before undergoing laparotomy or laparoscopy. The visualization of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of CA 19.9 plasma levels (with or without CA 125 levels) combined with transvaginal ultrasonography in the differential diagnosis of endometrioma. METHODS One hundred eighteen consecutive premenopausal nonpregnant women had laparoscopy or laparotomy between November 1994 and November 1995 because of the presence of a(More)