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The high affinity folate binding protein (FBP) is overexpressed in ovarian cancers. However, its role in the pathogenesis and biological behaviour of these neoplasms is not clearly understood. Using the monoclonal antibody (MAb) MOv 18 and cytofluorimetric analysis, we investigated FBP expression in frozen neoplastic tissues from 136 patients diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND The authors present their study on oncologic and functional results of supracricoid partial laryngectomies (SPL) performed on 149 patients between January 1984 and December 1995. METHODS Cricohyoidopexy (CHP) was carried out on 98 patients and cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) on 51 patients. The patients were divided into two groups. The first(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of radical bowel resection with multiple organ resection on the survival if patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma has not been well defined. The authors investigated whether primary cytoreductive surgery including rectosigmoid colon resection would affect the recurrence free interval and survival of these patients. METHODS Between(More)
The heritable defects of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have been shown to predispose to breast and ovarian cancers. In a previous report, we analyzed 46 Italian families with breast and/or ovarian cancer for BRCA1 mutations. In the present study, those families and 11 others were screened for BRCA2 mutations; the newly enrolled families were also analyzed for the(More)
The usefulness of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for decompression in patients with unresolving intestinal obstruction by gynecological malignancy is examined. Between April 1993 and August 1995, 34 consecutive patients with small-bowel obstruction by gynecological cancer, heavily pretreated with surgery and chemotherapy, were admitted to our(More)
The relationship between cartilage and invading neoplastic cells was studied in 32 cases of laryngeal cancer by histological and cytochemical methods. Cartilage invasion was present in 12 cases, 10 of which were in proximity or in contact with areas of calcification and ossification. It was significantly correlated only to tobacco consumption (P less than(More)
BACKGROUND A wide spectrum of lesions ranging from dysplasia to in situ carcinoma have to be considered when dealing with laryngeal precancerous conditions. Recently the concept of laryngeal intraepithelial neoplasia (LIN) was introduced. METHODS A series of 259 consecutive cases of laryngeal keratosis was studied from 1976 to 1994. All patients entered(More)
A comparative non-randomized study was carried out to evaluate the role of systematic pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy (SL) on patients with no residual intraperitoneal disease (NRID) of advanced ovarian cancer (stage IIIC-IV). A total of 142 optimally cytoreduced patients (macroscopic disease absent on peritoneal surface) were divided into two(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the oncological results of supracricoid partial laryngectomy as a treatment for selected glottic and supraglottic cancer in a large series of patients who had undergone uniform treatment over a 16-year period and to determine the different prognostic factors that may influence local control and survival. DESIGN Retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to assess the prognostic value of surgical margin involvement in patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS A review was made of 253 patients treated with supracricoid laryngectomy between 1984 and 2001. A histopathological study on the surgical resection margins was(More)