Caterina Casadio

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether or not patients with completely resected Masaoka stage II thymoma benefit from postoperative radiotherapy (RT). METHODS We retrospectively review the case records and compared the long-term outcomes of patients affected by Masaoka stage II thymoma treated by resection alone with same stage thymoma patients submitted to(More)
OBJECTIVE In thymomas, World Health Organization (WHO) histology, Masaoka stage and myasthenia gravis (MG) have long been considered important for patient management and outcome. Their role has been independently investigated in the past. Few studies, however, focussed on the correlations among these variables. The aim of the present study was to(More)
Asbestos exposure is the main risk factor for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), a rare aggressive tumor. Nevertheless, only 5-17% of those exposed to asbestos develop MPM, suggesting the involvement of other environmental and genetic risk factors. To identify the genetic risk factors that may contribute to the development of MPM, we conducted a(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of various pleurodesis procedures on post-operative morbidity and late recurrence rate after surgical treatment of Vanderschueren's stage III primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Between January 2001 and June 2004, 208 consecutive patients (169 male and 39 female; mean (range) age 25 (12-39) yrs) were(More)
OBJECTIVES In thymomas, the roles of Masaoka-Koga stage, histology and the presence of myasthenia gravis (MG) have been considered fundamental for patient management and outcomes. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated several clinical variables, with the aim of outlining their relationships and clinical/prognostic significance in resected thymoma(More)
OBJECTIVE Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is considered a subtype of adenocarcinoma of the lung, without pleural, stromal or vascular invasion (World Health Organization (WHO) classification). Previous reports had demonstrated a better prognosis following surgery for patients affected by early stage BAC than those affected by other type of non-small cell(More)
There are errors in Table 1. The values in the row labeled Age (mean ± s.e) are incorrect. Please see the corrected Table 1 here. Copyright: © 2015 Matullo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the(More)
OBJECTIVES The World Health Organization (WHO) thymoma histological classification clinical value remains a controversy. In this study, we evaluated its prognostic significance in patients with thymoma treated with radical intent. METHODS Six high-volume Italian Thoracic Surgery Institutions collaborated with their own retrospective anonymized datasets.(More)
Thoracic chordomas are very rare malignant tumours originating from notochordal remnants. These tumours develop within a vertebral body and enlarge involving the mediastinal compartment. Because of their slow-growing attitude, they become symptomatic only when they invade or compress the spinal cord and/or mediastinal organs. We present a rare case of a(More)
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