Stefano C. Bartoletti

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Cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome (CCMS) is a rare syndrome that includes a constellation of mandibular hypoplasia and posterior rib defects as its basic features. Additional features can include hearing loss, tracheal cartilage abnormalities, scoliosis, elbow hypoplasia, and spina bifida. Here we report two cases of CCMS and discuss the reported long-term(More)
Isolated fibrous gastric antral band in a neonate causing partial gastric obstruction and mimicking prepyloric antral web is not reported in the English literature, and we would like to report the first case. A premature neonate with feeding difficulties and bilious aspirate underwent upper gastrointestinal contrast examination. The upper gastrointestinal(More)
A 68-year-old male presented with rapidly progressive paraplegia. MR images of the thoracic spine were interpreted as being consistent with an abscess within an epidural lipomatosis compressing the spinal cord. Laminectomy was performed, and a large amount of pus was drained from the epidural lipomatosis, from which Staphylococcus aureus was isolated. This(More)
PURPOSE To assess radiation dose in common pediatric diagnostic fluoroscopy procedures and determine the efficacy of dose tracking and dose reduction training to reduce radiation use. METHODS Fluoroscopy time and radiation dose area product (DAP) were recorded for upper GIs (UGI), voiding cystourethrograms (VCUGs), and barium enemas (BEs) during a(More)
t the present time, and for the oreseeable future, there seems to be significant shortage of radiologists n the United States [1-3]. Past experience, however, teaches s that long-term planning on the bais of the present status of affairs ould be dangerous. The reason is hat the field of imaging is in a state of apid evolution. New technologies, he insurance(More)
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is a rare, generally benign condition in young children caused by alveolar rupture and dissection of air into the mediastinum and hilum. In children, SPM is seen most commonly in asthmatics but may also occur in any patient who induces a Valsalva maneuver, including coughing, forceful vomiting, or first-time wheezing.(More)
The families of two patients with known tuberous sclerosis were electively evaluated by computed tomography. The CT positive (and negative) examination proved to be valuable for the genetic counseling of family members without overt clinical manifestations of tuberous sclerosis. Two patients had evidence of smaller enhancing lesions (minimal demonstrable(More)
Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neurological disease resulting from dietary thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. WE is characterized by changes in consciousness, ocular dysfunction, and ataxia. Neuroradiologic findings usually show symmetric signal intensity alterations in the mammillary bodies, medial thalami, tectal plate, and periaqueductal area.(More)
Four cases of cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome are described. Radiographic findings of scimitar-shaped calcifications of the patellae and stippled cartilage califications have previously been described. We noted calcifications in the area of the greater trochanters in 2 of our patients, and bell-shaped thoraces in all patients. One of our patients is the(More)
Authors refer about an endoscopic study concerning twenty patients who have been previously operated for gastric ulcer. In these patients it was performed a reconstruction of the alimentary canal by means of a gastro-duodenal interposition of an isoperistaltic jejunal loop. Authors show that this method has been proved valid to prevent duodeno pancreatic(More)
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