Francesco Sopracordevole

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BACKGROUND Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a premalingnant condition. For long time, surgery was considered the first-line therapy in the treatment of high grade VIN. Imiquimod was recently introduced as an alternative to surgery. AIM To compare the overall complete response, the recurrence rate and the risk factors for relapse among patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a premalignant lesion of the vulva. The incidence of VIN is increasing. The surgery is currently the gold standard therapy for VIN, but Imiquimod could be a completion to surgery. The aim of this study is to compare the overall complete response, the recurrence rate and the risk factors for recurrence(More)
Patients affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection present an elevated risk of developing cancer. In the last 10 years, the relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and female cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) has been established. Several studies have described an increased prevalence of both cervical HPV infection(More)
As part of an extensive multi-institutional DIANAIDS-HIV-HPV-SIL project run in Italy (co-ordinated by ISS), the present study compares the performance (sensitivity, specificity, agreement) of routine cervical smear cytology with that of colposcopy in the detection of histologically-confirmed CIN lesions in 37 HIV-positive and 21 HIV-negative women,(More)
The Authors have correlated 39 cervical diagnostic biopsies for squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs) with correspective Papanicolau smears (PS), with relation to the presence or the absence of HPV of oncogenic type (HPV-one) detected by in situ hybridization (ISH). Agreement between cytological and histological diagnosis was present in 14 of 16 cases(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Intestinal obstruction is a frequent cause of death in patients suffering from gynecological cancer, who have undergone multiple treatment in the form of surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The usual form of rescue treatment consists in the use of a nasogastric tube to administer support and analgesic treatment. Surgical(More)
The preliminary results of intraarterial chemotherapy with peptichemio, doxorubicin, and cisplatin as part of a multimodality treatment in locally advanced and recurrent cervical carcinomas are reported. Treatment consisted of a bilateral sequential infusion of peptichemio 20 mg, doxorubicin 10 mg and cisplatin 20 mg in a 6-hour period via an external(More)
The nm23-H1 gene has been proposed as a metastasis suppressor gene. It is located on the long arm of chromosome 17, which is frequently deleted in ovarian cancer, and shows altered expression and structure in some advanced neoplasms. To evaluate the role of nm23-H1 in ovarian carcinogenesis, we have analyzed this gene in 66 primary human ovarian carcinomas(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine if maximal cytoreductive surgery could carry any benefit in pelvic and abdominal recurrent endometrial carcinoma. METHODS Twenty women at their first large pelvic or abdominal recurrence from endometrial carcinoma were treated with maximal cytoreductive surgery. Women were classified as R1 (residual tumor) or R0(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal debulking surgery is postulated to be useful in survival of ovarian cancer patients. Some studies highlighted the possible role of bowel surgery in this topic. We wanted to evaluate the role of bowel involvement in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer who underwent optimal cytoreduction. METHODS Between 1997 and 2004, 301(More)