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Lymph Node Harvesting in Colorectal Carcinoma Specimens
Introduction Adequate lymph node evaluation is an important determinant of prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer. Current guidelines recommend evaluation of at least 12 lymph nodes; however, aExpand
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The value of proliferation indexes in breast cancer.
INTRODUCTION During the past several years, the Ki-67 antigen has gathered great interest in its role as a prognostic marker. Nevertheless, despite the large number of published papers, the role ofExpand
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Metaplastic Changes in Chronic Cholecystitis: Implications for Early Diagnosis and Surgical Intervention to Prevent the Gallbladder Metaplasia-Dysplasia-Carcinoma Sequence
Background Metaplastic features of the gallbladder epithelium are considered to be the precursors of gallbladder cancer. Considering the possible role of chronic inflammatory changes in theExpand
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the rectum: report of five cases.
We report on five patients (three males and two females), with a median age of 66.2 years (range, 58-73 years) who were admitted in our department from April 1998 until January 2004 with theExpand
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Granisetron versus tropisetron in the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after total thyroidectomy
Background: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are frequently encountered after thyroidectomy. For PONV prevention, selective serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonistsExpand
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The value of TOP2A, EZH2 and paxillin expression as markers of aggressive breast cancer: relationship with other prognostic factors.
INTRODUCTION The immunocytochemical expression of topoisomerase II alpha (TOP2A), enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) and paxillin has recently gained increasing attention. Although previous studiesExpand
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Lymphovascular infiltration in the tumor bed is a useful marker of biological behavior in breast cancer.
PURPOSE Tumor cells can metastasize by entering existing vessels or new vessels actively recruited into the primary tumor. Invasion of the lymphatics and blood vessels in the periphery of the tumorExpand
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Novel Influenza A (H1N1) infection vs. common Influenza-Like Illness: A prospective study
Summary Background On June 11th, 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century. Data regarding the clinical characteristics and course of thisExpand
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Scintigraphy with [111In]Octreotide and 201Tl in a Hürthle Cell Thyroid Carcinoma without Detectable Radio-Iodine Uptake
Aim: To describe the visualization of recurrent disease by [111In]octreotide and 201Tl scintigraphy in a patient with Hürthle cell thyroid carcinoma, increased thyroglobulin levels, and a negativeExpand
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Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens of the Upper Limb Successfully Treated with Fondaparinux
cause of left upper extremity edema. Doppler ultrasound revealed extensive thrombosis of the axillary, cephalic and basilic veins. The diagnosis of phlegmasia cerulea dolens of the upper limb wasExpand
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