Electra N. Polyzou

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BACKGROUND GISTs are a subset of mesenchymal tumors and represent the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of GI tract. However, GIST is a recently recognized tumor entity and the literature on these stromal tumors has rapidly expanded. METHODS An extensive review of the literature was carried out in both online medical journals and through Athens University(More)
Current knowledge on the participation of angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in the inflammatory process and on the importance of bacterial endotoxins (LPS) in the induction of preterm delivery (PTD) led us to investigate the role of Ang-2/LPS interplay in the pathogenesis of PTD. At a first stage, Ang-2 was measured at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy in(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon soft tissue tumor of cutaneous origin of intermediate grade malignant potential. The incidence of DFSP is 0.1% of all cancers and 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas. We present the case of a 65years old female with a palpable, painful mass on the right thigh. A surgical excision of the lesion was done and(More)
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