Andrea B Di Stefano

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OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with the sentinel lymph node biopsy in cervical cancer patients, using a laparotomic approach and blue dye technique. METHODS Between January 2003 and January 2005, patients with histologically proven FIGO stage IA2 to IIA carcinoma of the uterine cervix were submitted to SLN procedure if they were scheduled to have(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma metastases to the female genital tract in only 2.5% of cases. Melanoma is characterized by clinical variability and unpredictable biological behavior with long remissions and relapses that develop rapidly. CASE AND REVIEW A 57-year-old woman was admitted for hypogastric pain and weight loss. She had presented enucleation of(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma (MM) accounts for 3% of cancers that affect women and results in less than 1% of cancer deaths. It is characterized by clinical variability and unpredictable biological behavior. Fewer than ten cases of amelanotic MM (AMM) have been reported in literature. CASE A 61-year-old woman was admitted for vaginal spotting. A huge,(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION The aim of this study was to find whether nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy resulted in a lower amount of nerves in the removed parametrial tissue. METHODS Histological specimens from nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (28 cases) were compared with those obtained after classic radical hysterectomy (26 cases). Width of the(More)
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