Elia Guadagno

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Somatostatin analogues (SSAs) have shown limited and variable antiproliferative effects in neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Whether tumour control by SSAs depends on grading based on the 2010 WHO NET classification is still unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of long-acting SSAs in NETs according to Ki67 index. An observational Italian(More)
The aim of the study was to assess incidence rate, hormonal activity, and local invasiveness and evaluate outcomes of so-diagnosed atypical pituitary adenomas that underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery at the Division of Neurosurgery of Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. According to the 2004 WHO classification, atypical pituitary adenomas are(More)
According to the 2007 WHO (World Health Organization) Classification, meningiomas are divided into three grades of malignancy, with different recurrence rate, based exclusively on histopathological parameters. Loss/reduction of PgR (Progesterone Receptor) expression and increased Ki67 L.I. (Labeling Index) have been proven as possible prognostic factors(More)
The basement membrane collagen IV-degrading matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 (MMPs) are most often linked to the malignant phenotype of tumor cells by playing a critical role in invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis, and vasculogenesis. We verified the activity of these two MMPs in the sera of patients affected by brain tumors (20 gliomas, 28 meningiomas(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible crosstalk between C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4)/C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12)/C-X-C chemokine receptor 7 (CXCR7) axis with the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). METHODS Sixty-one human NETs were included into the study. CXCR4/CXCL12/CXCR7 axis and mTOR pathway were(More)
INTRODUCTION Management of posterior fossa tumors in infants and neonates is challenging. The characteristics of the young babies make surgery very difficult, sometimes precluding a safe complete removal. METHODS A review of the literature was undertaken to examine the incidence, histology, surgical aspects, and prognosis of posterior fossa tumors in the(More)
Extracranial meningiomas of the paranasal sinus are the rare tumors of unclear etiology. We report a case of primary extracranial meningioma arising from the roof of the sphenoid sinus. A 60-year-old female presented with 5-month history of right visual disturbance. Imaging studies showed a mass in the sphenoid sinus extending into posterior ethmoid sinus.(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial germ cell tumors (GCTs) represent less than 5% of pediatric brain tumors. Neurosurgical treatment remains essential in the management of patients with intracranial nongerminomatous GCT. CASE DESCRIPTION A 12-year-old girl presented with clinical features of neurohypophyseal dysfunction and rapidly progressive visual worsening.(More)
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