Camillo Boglino

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Myofibroblasts are spindle cells having ultrastructural features in common with smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts. In the last few years, tumours have been described in which myofibroblasts represent not only a reactive mechanism but also a true neoplastic component. They constitute new nosologic entities which might be termed "myofibroblastic tumours".(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The growing use of routine ultrasonography during pregnancy is leading to an increasing number of prenatally diagnosed neuroblastomas. Optimal strategy has not yet been defined for these patients, because knowledge on this particular neuroblastoma (NB) population is still limited. However, definite guidelines are needed to avoid(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether resection of primary tumor has a favorable influence on outcome of infants (age 0 to 11 months) with stage IV-S neuroblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between March 1976 and December 1993, 97 infants with previously untreated neuroblastoma diagnosed in 21 Italian institutions were classified as having stage IV-S disease. Seventy(More)
The role of intensive pre- and postoperative chemotherapy in unresectable nonmetastatic neuroblastoma is still controversial. A preoperative regimen that included deferoxamine, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, carboplatin and thiotepa (D-CECaT) was evaluated in 10 children over one year of age at diagnosis, and this was followed by surgery and postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND In the current study, the authors aim to evaluate clinical features and treatment results observed in patients from the German and Italian studies who had nonmetastatic abdominal rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS). METHODS One hundred sixty-one patients were observed; 78 registered in the German studies between October 1980 and August 1995, and 83(More)
In view of the high relapse rate following chemotherapy for patients with advanced neuroblastoma (NB) and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), we designed a novel chemotherapy program which incorporated the iron chelator deferoxamine. The purpose of the deferoxamine was to sensitize the cells to standard chemotherapy. The D-CECaT regimen contained (in(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to perform a clinicopathologic evaluation of a single pediatric institution renal tumor series. Most patients were treated within the frame of 3 consecutive SIOP trials, which included preoperative chemotherapy as their main feature. METHODS Medical records and diagnoses of 111 patients were reviewed. The association of(More)
Pulmonary blastomas are rare neoplasms typically occurring in patients of pediatric age, clinically characterized by fever, respiratory distress, and radiologic findings of a pulmonary cystic and/or solid mass with partial or complete obliteration of emithorax. Their behavior is aggressive and outcome is poor due to frequent relapses and metastases. The(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), a family of enzymes that degrade the extracellular matrix (ECM), are important in neoplastic cell invasion and metastasis. Data for rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most frequent soft tissue sarcoma of childhood, are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess their expression in this tumor and to(More)
A rare case of asymptomatic pancreatic lipoma in an eleven-month-old child is presented. The abdominal mass was discovered occasionally during a grip episode. Preoperative tests proved the presence of a neoformation arising from the pancreas. It was multilobed, capsulated and located between colon transversus, spleen and stomach without infiltration of(More)