Francesco M Chiancone

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Nm23-H1 has been identified as a metastatic suppressor gene in murine melanoma cell lines. Several functions have been attributed to its activity in cancer, including a histidine kinase activity, DNA repair, and regulation of other proteins involved in metastatic formation. While in breast cancer, NM23-H1 overexpression indicates a benign status through(More)
Objective. To review available data describing pathways directly modulated by androgens that underlie brain neuroprotection. Material and methods. A literature search was performed in July 2010 using the commercially available Medline online engine search to retrieve studies (from 1991 to 2010) on the mechanisms mediating the role of androgens on brain(More)
We describe an unusual case of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGPN) in a 73-year-old woman diagnosed after a blunt abdominal trauma. This case is unique because of the atypical presentation, with absence of symptoms, normal laboratory exams, and unusual computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings. The patient underwent radical(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyomas are benign mesenchymal tumours of smooth muscle origin. They are the most common uterine masses in women of reproductive age group and may be related to the hormonal status. Urethral leiomyomas are very rare. According to the literature, the mean diameter of the urethral leiomyomas is 3.7 cm. CASE REPORT We report a case of a very(More)
PURPOSE To describe and analyze our experience with Anderson-Hynes transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) in the treatment of recurrent ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). MATERIALS AND METHODS 38 consecutive patients who underwent transperitoneal laparoscopic redo-pyeloplasty between January 2007 and January 2015 at our department were(More)