Franco Denardi

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The diagnosis of diseases affecting the esophagus frequently depends on a knowledge of the normal anatomy and histology of the esophagus. This paper describes and relates normal esophageal gross and histological features to pathological conditions affecting the esophagus. Special attention is given to the problems of diagnosis encountered when confronted(More)
Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of myofibroblasts usually arising adjacent to the fascia. In this report, we describe a rare case in which nodular fasciitis occurred in an intra-articular location in the shoulder of a 26-year-old man. The mass developed in the subscapularis recess of the shoulder and histological evaluation showed a(More)
We have compared the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to the prevalence of lactose malabsorption (LM) in several countries. Our observations indicate that IBD is rare where LM is highly prevalent. The correlation between incidence of Crohn's disease and LM is -0.93, p less than 0.01, the correlation between incidence of ulcerative colitis and(More)
Product analysis of rectal cancer resection specimens before specimen fixation may provide an immediate and relevant evaluation of surgical performance. We tested the interrater reliability (IRR) of a product analysis tool called the Total Mesorectal Excision-Quality Assessment Instrument (TME-QA). Participants included two gold standard raters, five(More)
Retroperitoneal liposarcoma is a rare solid tumour of mesenchymal origin with an incidence of 2.5 per million population. We report what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case in the English literature of retroperitoneal liposarcoma in an adult patient with Down syndrome. The tumour was surgically resected with no use of adjuvant chemotherapy or(More)
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a rare mesenchymal soft tissue tumour that poses diagnostic difficulty as it lacks a characteristic immunophenotype, in addition to its wide morphological spectrum. Microscopically, EMC shows strands and cords of relatively small cells with acidophilic cytoplasm that are occasionally vacuolated. Small cells with(More)
A positive circumferential radial margin (CRM) after rectal cancer surgery is an important predictor of local recurrence. The definition of a positive CRM differs internationally, and reported rates vary greatly in the literature. This study used time-series population-based data to assess positive CRM rates in a region over time and to inform future(More)
Telepathology (TP) uses telecommunication linkages to electronically capture, store, retrieve, and transmit images to distant sites. We assessed the feasibility of a dynamic real-time TP system for light microscopic (LM) diagnosis of anatomic pathology specimens, including frozen sections. Six pathologists, in 2 separate periods, read a set of 160(More)
The so-called mixed tumors occur in a variety of sites throughout the body. While most cases are encountered in the salivary glands, several cases have been described in the female genital tract. A variety of monikers have been applied to this lesion including "spindle cell epithelioma." As in other locations, the vaginal spindle cell epithelioma (VSE)(More)
Synchronous composite tumors though described are uncommon. Moreover, simultaneous occurrence of synchronous tumors involving the same tissue or organ at multiple sites is even less common. We report a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) occurring simultaneously in multiple skin sites. Several cases showing an(More)