Gabriella Gullotta

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OBJECTIVE To report our experience about the role of sentinel node biopsy in cervical cancer patients while debating provocatory arguments concerning this procedure. METHODS From June 2001 to February 2003, patients affected by stage IB(1) cervical cancer were submitted to the sentinel node biopsy procedure. Patients were submitted to lymphoscintigraphy(More)
AIMS There is considerable evidence to link cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 to the development of cancer. The aim of this study was to assess COX-2 expression and its subcellular localization in lobular in situ neoplasia (LIN) of the breast and to verify differences in COX-2 expression between different grades of lesions according to the Tavassoli classification. (More)
In 42 patients with a spinal neurinoma or neurofibroma, resection of the affected nerve root was necessary in 24 cases for complete removal of the tumour. In 10 of these the resected nerve root was relevant for upper or lower limb function. Of this subgroup of 10 patients with a resection of a relevant motor root, only 4 showed an initial slight impairment(More)
BACKGROUND Follicular lesions represent a gray area of interpretation in fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the thyroid, with as much as 25% inconclusive reports. We identified "predominantly follicular lesions" (PFLs) as the cytologic category most apt to take advantage of planimetric analysis to reach a more definitive diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN(More)
In the period 1989-92, 2729 F.N.A.B. were performed: 585 with an histological control were reviewed. The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of carcinomatous occurrence in the follicular-structured smears and to suggest a new cytodiagnostic classification. Out of 398 follicular-structured smears, 188 were colloid nodules (CN), 38 thyreocytic(More)
During 1989-1992, 2,729 fine needle aspiration biopsies were performed; 585 with histologic controls were reviewed. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the incidence of carcinoma in follicular-structured smears without nuclear enlargement, evaluated with planimetric techniques, and to suggest a new cytodiagnostic classification. Of 398(More)
INTRODUCTION Currently the most widely used methods for endoscopic control of esophageal varices bleeding are sclerotherapy and rubber band ligation. Although the superiority of band ligation (BL) over endoscopic sclerotherapy (SCL) for the secondary prophylaxis of variceal hemorrhage has been proven, the best approach for acute bleeding remains(More)
INTRODUCTION It is known that the immune system is involved in several thyroid diseases and in the reaction against cancer progression. We have therefore evaluated lymphocytic infiltration in the slices of surgically removed thyroids in patients affected by thyroid carcinomas, to further clarify the anatomic and clinical characteristics of this pathology(More)
Triploidy is characterized by an extra haploid set. We report a rare case of a prenatally diagnosed digynic type (McFadden/Kalousek type 2) triploid fetus with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Prenatal ultrasonographic examination allows reliable detection of CDH and it is therefore of great importance for proper parental counselling, as well as(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION The purpose of this study was to evaluate treatment by cold-knife-conization in women carriers of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). METHODS The histologic findings of pre-clinical neoplasia of the cervix after conization were compared to the previous findings of cytology, colposcopy and punch-biopsy in 110 women examined(More)