Ambrogio Cazzolla

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Distant metastases are unusual at presentation and during the course of ovarian carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence and prognostic factors of distant metastases consistent with stage IV disease in ovarian cancer patients. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 162 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma treated(More)
OBJECTIVE Cutaneous involvement is unusual at presentation and during the course of ovarian carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence, clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors of skin metastases in ovarian cancer patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted on 220 patients with epithelial(More)
Fluid hysteroscopy has been suspected to cause tumor dissemination in the abdominal cavity in endometrial cancer patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of microscopic extrauterine spread according to diagnostic modality (dilatation & curretage, D&C, hysteroscopy, or both) in patients with endometrial carcinoma. A retrospective study(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate preoperative serum CA 125 as a prognostic factor in patients with ovarian carcinoma. A retrospective analysis was conducted on 82 patients with ovarian carcinoma treated at our Unit between 1998 and 2000 who had a serum CA 125, evaluated by a commercially available radioimmunoassay, prior to cytoreductive surgery. We(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical features of hepatic metastasis in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. From 1998 to 2002, all women with hepatic metastasis from ovarian cancer were identified at the University of Bari. Twenty-nine patients identified included one having stage IIC, one stage IIIA, two stage IIIB, 17 stage IIIC,(More)
Transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) is a potent modulator of cell proliferation in vitro, and recent studies have demonstrated its overexpression in several different tumours; nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms of TGF-beta1 action on cell growth and differentiation have not been fully elucidated. To clarify the role of TGF-beta and its receptor(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the management and outcome of inguinal recurrence in vulvar carcinoma patients. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 140 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva treated between 1994 and 2006. Twenty-one patients were found to have groin recurrence. Median interval between primary treatment of(More)
5117 Background: The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy with those treated conventionally with primary debulking surgery. METHODS From February 1994 to October 2003, all consecutive cases of advanced stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma treated with neoadjuvant(More)
Hemangioma of the ovary is extremely rare. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman who complained of pelvic pain due to a large right adnexal mass. On surgical exploration a 10 x 8 cm hemangioma of the ovary was resected. Expression of transforming growth factor-beta1 was studied, and the possible role of this molecule in the development of the tumor is(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe a rapid retreatment strategy in patients with paclitaxel hypersensitivity reactions. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients receiving standard 3-hour infusion paclitaxel-based chemotherapy after proper premedication at the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Bari between 1995 and 1998,(More)