Alessandro Ginori

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Rett syndrome (RTT) is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder mainly linked to mutations in the gene encoding the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2). Respiratory dysfunction, historically credited to brainstem immaturity, represents a major challenge in RTT. Our aim was to characterize the relationships between pulmonary gas exchange abnormality (GEA),(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The lymphatic system plays an active role in the metastatic process by directly facilitating recruitment of cancer cells into the vessels. The present study aimed to assess the lymphatic vessel area and the lymphatic vessel density in prostate adenocarcinoma and to correlate these parameters with patients prognosis and outcome. PATIENTS AND(More)
UNLABELLED Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is an idiopathic inflammatory disease that seems to have an immunological pathogenesis and that causes a severe progressive suppurative and obstructive respiratory disorder. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common serious primary immunodeficiency and it is often associated with respiratory(More)
Ectopic pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue outside the normal location without connection to the normal pancreas. It occurs throughout the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach (25-60%), followed by the duodenum (25-35%) and jejunum (16%). It may develop the same pathological changes of a normal pancreas such as acute pancreatitis and(More)
Colonic muco-submucosal elongated polyp is a rare entity (0.39% in an endoscopic polypectomy series). It is an elongated drumstick-shaped lesion characterized by oedematous, loose connective tissue with a dense submucosal layer showing dilation of blood and lymphatic vessels. First described as a polypoid lesion associated with diverticular disease of the(More)
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma is one of the most common subtypes of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (15-20% of all cases), accounting for approximately 1-2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. It often presents autoimmune phenomena including hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, glomerulonephrities and circulating immune complexes. Polyarteritis nodosa is an(More)
OBJECTIVES Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-induced lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) are lymphoid proliferations arising as a result of the loss of an effective EBV-specific cytotoxic T-cell response. LPDs may occur for primary or acquired impairment of the immune system, as well as in some persons without documented immunodeficiency. METHODS In this article,(More)
BACKGROUND Carbonic anhydrase IX is a member of α-carbonic anhydrases that is preferentially expressed in solid tumors. It enables bicarbonate transport across the plasma membrane, neutralizing intracellular pH and conferring to cancer cells a survival advantage in hypoxic/acidic microenvironments. Overexpression of carbonic anhydrase IX in cancer tissues(More)
INTRODUCTION Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm most commonly originating in the salivary glands. Its occurrence elsewhere is rare and its metastasis to the thyroid gland has been described only once. CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 66-year-old man who presented for a swelling in the midline neck of six months duration. A solitary(More)
A malignant rhabdoid tumor was first described as a subtype of Wilms tumor in 1978. The most frequent location of these tumors is the kidney, and they are common in childhood. The extrarenal localization of these tumors has been described mainly in the central nervous system (called atypical teratoid-rhabdoid tumors), liver, soft tissues and colon.(More)