Anna Guerriero

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Malignant struma ovarii is a very rare disease. Only few cases are reported in literature. Because of its rarity, there are various approaches to its treatment. We describe a case of malignant struma ovarii, in a 37 year-old female who presented for non cyclic, chronic pelvic pain and the presence of a right ovarian cyst with mean diameter of 7 cm. The(More)
A large proportion of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse after treatment, and some of them are resistant to primary induction chemotherapy. Sixty-one patients from seven hematological centers with poor-risk AML, primary refractory (n = 16), or relapsed (n = 45) were treated with a salvage regimen, including fludarabine (2 days) and(More)
Chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) is a myeloproliferative disease characterized by excessive eosinophilic proliferation with clonal cytogenetic abnormalities. The most frequent cytogenetic abnormality is a break in the q 31-35 region of chromosome 5, where genes encoding for IL-3, IL-5 and GM-CSF (all cytokines involved in eosinophilopoiesis) are located.(More)
Endomyocardial fibrosis (Loeffler's endocarditis) is the main cause of poor outcome in Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome (HES) and Eosinophilic Leukemia (EL). Reversion of the cardiac damage has been seldom reported, and thrombi can superimpose on infiltrated walls, originating oembolic complications. The tyrosine kynase inhibitor imatinib has been recently(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to analyze how many finalists of the IAAF World Junior Championships (WJC) in the throwing events were present in the senior IAAF ranking at the end of 2012. METHODS The results of the 8 male and the 8 female finalists of all throwing events of the last 5 editions of the WJC from the 2002 edition were gathered. We(More)
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