Elia Guadagno

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Very recently a new designation of "Malignant Neuroectodermal Gastrointestinal Tumor" has been proposed for an aggressive form of neuroectodermal tumor with features similar to that of Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue, however without a melanocytic differentiation. Also known as "clear cell sarcoma-like tumors of the gastrointestinal tract", these tumors(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)
Glioblastoma (GB) is a highly aggressive brain tumor with dismal prognosis and its standard of care consists of surgery followed by radiotherapy plus adjuvant chemotherapy with temozolomide (Stupp protocol). The response to therapy is variable and may be affected by the presence, within the tumor, of a proportion of cancer stem cells, implicated in chemo-(More)
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. A review of the literature was undertaken to examine the incidence, histology, surgical aspects, and prognosis of posterior fossa tumors in the first year of life.(More)
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)
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)
In the present case, we report the association of multiple ileal neuroendocrine tumors and idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of the mesenteric veins, 2 rare conditions that could have an etiopathogenetic relationship. Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins implies a near-total obliteration of venular vessels, which can lead to hypoxic(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)
Patients suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are at increased risk of developing cancers of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). Adenocarcinomas are the most commonly observed GI tumours in IBD, and occur through an in inflammation-driven pathway. A trend toward reduced risk of bowel cancers has been observed in IBD in recent years, presumably(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence is a common feature of craniopharyngiomas, benign tumors that origin from squamous epithelial remnants of Rathke's pouch- arising at any segment of its whole course. There are two histotypes, showing different morphology and clinical behavior: adamantinomatous(adaCP) and papillary (papCP). An univocal strategy of management has not yet(More)