Stefania Tamburrini

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The aims of this study were to identify (1) the normal range of the appendix on computed tomography (CT), (2) the correlation of patient age and sex with the visibility and appearance of the appendix on CT, and (3) the normal variations in wall thickness, intraluminal content, and location of the appendix. Three hundred seventy-two outpatients underwent(More)
The aim of this study was to find whether there are manometric pharyngeal changes that may have diagnostic and prognostic relevance in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient who does not show changes in contrast-medium oropharyngeal transit in a videofluoroscopic swallowing study. Ten ALS patients, with an ALS Severity Scale Score of at least 7, no(More)
The authors sought to determine the role of video ultrasonography (VUS) in the diagnostic assessment of dysphagia in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Nine patients underwent simultaneous static and dynamic VUS examination and videofluoroscopy (VFS) of swallowing. At the static phase, VUS showed 5/9 patients had lingual atrophy. Abnormal(More)
The purposes of this study were to determine the (1) frequency with which nonenhanced computed tomography (CT) (NECT) permits conclusive diagnosis of acute appendicitis, (2) accuracy of NECT when findings are conclusive, and (3) overall accuracy of a CT protocol consisting of NECT with selective use of contrast. Five hundred and thirty-six patients(More)
AIM To investigate the effectiveness of head compensatory postures to ensure safe oropharyngeal transit. METHODS A total of 321 dysphagia patients were enrolled and assessed with videofluoromanometry (VFM). The dysphagia patients were classified as follows: safe transit; penetration without aspiration; aspiration before, during or after swallowing;(More)
Arterial pseudoaneurysm has been reported as a possible complication of immunodeficiency virus infection. We report two cases of HIV-positive patients with a pseudoaneurysm at the level of the descending thoracic aorta. The first patient refused surgery and has been followed up to 14 months, whereas the second patient underwent successful surgical repair.(More)
To study the potential impact of iodine-124-beta-carbomethoxy-3beta(4-iodophenyl)tropane (I-124 betaCIT) in Parkinson disease, a I-124 betaCIT-PET scan was performed in 30-year-old man with suspected early Parkinson disease. The scan showed normal striatum uptake together with a focal spot in the left parietal cortex. The subsequent magnetic resonance(More)
PURPOSE To reaffirm the role of MRI in the assessment of the M#159;llerian duct anomalies (MDAs). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between November 1997 and April 2001, 22 patients, age range 18-40 years (mean 29 years) were investigated with MRI and US. The MRI study was performed with a 0,5 Tesla imager (Vectra, GE Medical System) with body-coil; neither oral nor(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical staging is the most important time in management of glottic cancer in early stage (I-II). We have conducted a prospective study to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more accurate than computed tomography (CT) about tumoral extension, to exactly choose the most appropriate surgical approach, from organ preservation surgery(More)