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Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is currently the most common cutaneous cancer found in humans. Although it generally shows a relatively benign course (BCC1), some cases of BCCs show "aggressive" behavior, rapidly infiltrating deeper structures, or metastasizing (BCC2). Until now, the traditional histological diagnostic criteria have failed to discriminate(More)
Among the primary mesenchymal tumors of the hypopharynx and larynx, lipomas are rare. Macroscopically, they often resemble a retention cyst or laryngeal nodule. Spindle cell lipomas (SCLs) are an uncommon variant of lipoma. SCLs are extremely rare in the larynx; as far as we know, only 4 cases have been previously described in the literature. We present a(More)
Thirty patients with distal ulcerative colitis in remission (17 proctitis, 13 proctosigmoiditis) were randomly given either 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) or placebo suppositories, 400 mg bid. During the 1-yr follow-up, patients were assessed clinically every month, and flexible sigmoidoscopy with a rectal pinch biopsy specimen and laboratory data were(More)
A series of 1153 fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) of breast masses obtained during the period 1985 to 1988 in one institution was examined. The following diagnostic accuracy values were found: sensitivity, 93.0%; specificity, 92.4%; predictive positive value, 93.7%; and efficiency, 92.8%. These results were compared with a previously published series(More)
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent cutaneous neoplasm, with a generally favorable clinical behavior. Sometimes, indeed, it recurs after therapy and/or metastasizes. As point mutations in the coding sequence of the p53 tumor suppressor gene have been implicated in the progression of many human tumors, we studied the expression of p53 protein on(More)
The findings of fine needle aspiration biopsy cytology, histology, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy in an extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma of the soft tissue of the thigh detected in a 65-year-old man are described. In addition to the more usual cytologic findings of chondroblasts and pleomorphic mesenchymal cells, this tumor displayed(More)
The skin is rarely involved by metastatic tumors. Breast and pulmonary carcinoma are the most frequent primary lesions that may spread to the skin. Head and neck, chest and abdominal wall are the commonest sites of cutaneous metastases. The authors report two cases of cutaneous metastases from gastric adenocarcinoma, one of which is particularly interesting(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common primary mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). They represent a wide clinico-pathological spectrum of tumors. No single histological or clinical parameter can predict the prognosis while the response to therapy is related to the type of KIT or PDGFRA mutation. Cytogenetic and CGH(More)
We report on a primary cutaneous rhabdoid tumour in a 14-month-old child, to the best of our knowledge, the second case in the literature. The tumour showed a multipolypoid gross appearance and classical histological features. The neoplastic cells were positive for keratin and vimentin and most were positive for proliferating cell nuclear antigen. The(More)