Federica Pulcini

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OBJECTIVES Successful evaluation of EGFR mutational status in small biopsies may be hampered by the number of tumor cells present in the tissue section. The aim of the present study was to determine the minimal number of tumor cells necessary for a reliable EGFR mutation testing in lung adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS The minimal number of tumor(More)
Inflammatory pseudotumour (IPT) is an uncommon disease with undefined pathogenesis. It is often characterized by local aggressiveness with compressive and displacing effects on surrounding structures. It may appear in different regions of the body, rarely involving perineural structures unilaterally. We present a case of a bilateral IPT around trigeminal(More)
261 and rare findings of IgD, IgM or no protein secreted) [3, 4]. Paraneoplastic vasculitides are defined by two criteria: first, the contemporary presence of vasculitis and neoplasms, which could not appear in the same period, and second, their parallel course [3]. A lot of pathogenetic mechanisms have been proposed to clarify the association of LCV with(More)
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