A. L. Lombardi

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BACKGROUND Sentinel node and occult lesion localization (SNOLL) calls for a combination of two specific procedures: intraoperative detection of sentinel lymph node (SLN) via gamma probe and radioguided occult lesion localization (ROLL). This applies to nonpalpable invasive breast cancer or high-grade in situ carcinoma. As opposed to standard techniques,(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Discordance of intraoperative analysis with definitive histology of the sentinel lymph node in breast cancer leads to completion axillary lymph node dissection, which only in 35-50% shows additional nodal metastases. The aim of the study was to identify individual patient risk for non-sentinel lymph node metastases by validating several(More)
AIM AND BACKGROUND The aim of this Phase II trial was to verify the therapeutic activity and tolerability of chemotherapy with lonidamine (LND) plus cyclophosphamide (CTX) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the elderly. The rationale of the combination is reported. CTX showed mild toxicity, with a 12% objective response (OR) in(More)
Nowadays, treatment of meniscal tears is conservative with removal only of the broken part of meniscus. For this reason, before arthroscopy, the orthopaedic surgeon needs for an accurate preoperative diagnosis that could be obtained with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR). Our purpose is to value the actual role of CT and MR in diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM), understood as an oncologically valid procedure, is relatively new, and is an evolution of traditional mastectomy, particularly in relation to breast-conserving surgery. The anterior perforating branches are responsible for the cutaneous vascularization of the breast skin, and their preservation is a fundamental(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The polychemotherapeutic regimen PEV (cisplatin, epidoxorubicin and vindesine) + lonidamine proved to be valid in terms of activity and efficacy in the treatment of patients with advanced, previously untreated non-small cell lung carcinoma. The goal of the study was to verify whether a different dose of lonidamine, together with an(More)
Wrist injury is common throughout life and, although history and physical examination provide important information regarding the type of lesion, a radiological study is essential to determine a specific diagnosis. Conventional radiography plays a central role in the wrist injuries but the diffusion of more sensitive methodics offers new possibilities. Our(More)
BACKGROUND The imaging probe (IP) is a high-resolution (HR), 1-in(2) field-of-view hand-held gamma camera. We used it to detect breast cancer sentinel node (SN). PATIENTS AND METHODS We divided 120 T1 breast cancer patients, who underwent Anger camera lymphoscintigraphy (ACL), in two subgroups of 60 patients who were age, body mass index, and cancer size(More)