Carlotta Baraldi

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AIM Superficial acral fibromyxoma (SAFM) is a rare soft tissue tumor, recently delineated and documentated as a separate entity. We report 12 cases of SAFM observed in our department from June 2004 to June 2010 and highlight pathological features and differential diagnosis. METHODS Radiographic examination of the affected digit was performed in all(More)
BACKGROUND Actinic keratoses (AKs) are the most common type of keratinocytic lesions worldwide. The skin areas affected by the so-called "field cancerization" harbor mutagenetic risks for the development of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS We retrospectively investigated the histopathological reports and clinical charts of 672 patients affected by(More)
The effect of hormonal stimulation and fertility treatments, on the development of malignant melanoma (MM) remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of oestrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR) in MM and nevi after hormonal stimulation. Immunohistochemical analyses were performed utilizing antibodies(More)
Ipilimumab is an immunomodulatory antibody directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), which is administered to patients with advanced melanoma, with a proven positive effect on overall survival. The cutaneous adverse effects (AEs) of ipilimumab are relatively frequent, although described as usually mild and rarely life(More)
Oral pigmentations (OPs) are often neglected, although a meticulous examination of the oral cavity is important not only in the diagnosis of oral melanoma, but also for the detection of important clinical findings that may indicate the presence of a systemic disease. OPs may be classified into two major groups on the basis of their clinical appearance:(More)