Federica Vergoni

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Nodal tumor-forming accumulations of plasmacytoid monocytes/interferon-producing cells (PMs/IPCs) have been described in patients with myeloproliferative disorders. Here we report a series of 9 additional cases of such association. The patients were predominantly adult (median, 62 years), males (male/female ratio, 7:2), who presented with chronic(More)
Forty-five examples of Kikuchi's lymphadenitis (KL), 5 Kikuchi-like lupus erythematosus lymphadenopathies, 25 nonnecrotizing lymphadenitidies (5 toxoplasmic, 5 sarcoid-like, 6 dermatopathic, 4 suppurative, 3 tubercular, 2 with sinus histiocytosis), 4 examples of hyaline-vascular Castleman disease (CD), 2 plasmacytoid monocyte tumors (PM-Ts), and 61(More)
PURPOSE The phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/molecular target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway is involved in the development of tumor resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer cell lines and represents an attractive target for pharmacologic intervention. However, the effects of endocrine therapy with aromatase inhibitors on in vivo expression of(More)
Endometriosis is a non-cancerous disorder characterised by development of endometrial epithelium outside the uterus, in which involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is most common. The most frequent site is the rectosigmoid colon (72%), whereas the caecum is involved in 4% of cases. Endometriosis may present with abdominal pain, constipation, and(More)
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