Alessandra Menghi

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BACKGROUND Incidence of adenocarcinoma of distal oesophagus and gastric cardia, probably arising from areas of intestinal metaplasia, has been increasing rapidly. AIMS To define prevalence of intestinal metaplasia of distal oesophagus, oesophagogastric junction and gastric cardia and to evaluate potential associated factors, by means of a prospective(More)
Results obtained from the surgical treatment of 15 cases of type II and III tibial intercondylar eminence fractures—according to the classification of Meyers and McKeever [12, 13]—are reported in this paper. The average age of the patients observed was 22 years (range 18–41). All patients underwent an arthroscopic procedure of reduction and fixation. We(More)
The localized form of pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare pathological entity characterized by a limited involvement of the synovium. The knee is most commonly affected. In the knee joint, the disorder generally presents as a nodular, pedunculated lesion protruding into the articular cavity. The lesion is usually revealed by mechanical(More)
Four patients with chronic posterior dislocation of the shoulder underwent surgical treatment after an average delay of 10 months from injury. They were examined clinically and radiographically at an average follow-up of 32 months. Treatment consisted of subscapularis tendon transfer (McLaughlin procedure) into the humeral defect in one case, transfer of(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate multiple osteochondral autografts for the treatment of traumatic chondral lesions of the knee. METHODS Twenty-four (19 male and 5 female) patients underwent multiple osteochondral transplantation from 1995 to1999, the age ranging from 19 and 47 years old. Osteochondral lesion was localized on the femoral condyle in 21 cases, on the(More)
BACKGROUND During follow-up for patients with medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), the levels of serum calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen are important, and the doubling time of these biomarkers significantly correlates with disease progression. Other antigens are present in tumor tissue and the sera of patients with MTC, but there are scarce published data(More)
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare condition, most commonly involving the knee joint. PVNS is locally aggressive and can invade and destroy surrounding soft tissue and bone, leading to anatomical and functional deterioration of the affected joint. Localized PVNS is an unusual presentation of the disease, generally consisting of a nodular(More)
A benign neoplastic lesion of the skin originating from cystic proliferation of apocrine secretory glands is defined as an apocrine hidrocystoma or cystadenoma. The tumor usually occurs in adults as a solitary cystic lesion; it is commonly found on the periorbital region, neck, upper torso and limbs. The case presented is unusual because of the age of the(More)
Many studies have described the osteoarticular involvement of tuberculosis, but very few cases of tubercular osteomyelitis of the foot have been reported. We describe a case of spina ventosa affecting the second metatarsal bone, and review the literature to describe the clinical manifestation, imaging aspects and the treatment of skeletal tuberculosis.
Programmed cell death is an important determinant of the response to chemotherapy. Among the factors controlling this process, a significant role is played by bcl-2 and PS3, the expression of which, together with estrogen receptor content and tumor proliferative activity, was investigated by means of immunohistochemistry in 55 advanced breast cancer(More)
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