Gaetano Magro

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CONTEXT Myofibroblastoma (MFB) of the breast is an unusual benign tumor that belongs to the family of the "benign spindle cell tumors of the mammary stroma." The name MFB reflects its cellular composition, comprising mainly stromal cells with fibromyofibroblastic and, less frequently, myoid differentiation. Since the original description, the morphologic(More)
We reviewed the world literature on solitary fibrous tumors of the central nervous system from August 1996 to July 2011, focusing on both clinicopathological features and diagnostic findings. The anatomical distribution of the 220 cases reported so far reveals that most are intracranial and just over one-fifth are intraspinal. In decreasing frequency,(More)
AIMS To investigate the possible role of steroid hormones in the pathogenesis of myofibroblastoma (MFB) of the breast, we analysed the immunohistochemical expression of oestrogen, progesterone, androgen receptors, their regulated proteins and bcl-2 protein in a series of this rare tumour. METHODS AND RESULTS Paraffin-embedded sections from seven cases of(More)
Myofibroblastoma (MFB) of the breast is an uncommon benign spindle cell tumor which may exhibit a wide spectrum of histological features. We report an unusual case of MFB of the male breast, showing cellular areas with a hemangiopericytoma-like pattern similar to that observed in solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) and extensive fibromyxoid areas containing(More)
To investigate the molecular mechanisms of tuberous sclerosis (TSC) histopathologic lesions, we have tested for loss of heterozygosity the two TSC loci (TSC1 and TSC2) and seven tumor suppressor gene-containing regions (TP53, NF1, NF2, BRCA1, APC, VHL, and MLM) in 20 hamartomas from 18 TSC patients. Overall, eight angiomyolipomas, eight giant cell(More)
We reviewed the clinico-pathological features of a series of 13 cases of benign spindle stromal tumors (BSSTs) of the breast relating to a basic common theme consisting of a well-circumscribed proliferation of vimentin+/CD34+/BCL-2+/CD99+ spindly to oval-epithelioid cells, variably arranged in haphazard to short fascicular growth pattern, with interspersed(More)
We report a rare case of "benign spindle cell tumor of the breast with prominent adipocytic component" and present a review of the literature on the topic. The close morphologic resemblance with myofibroblastoma and spindle cell lipoma of the breast is emphasized and used as a starting point for diagnostic and histogenetic considerations. Although(More)
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETs) are benign intracortical masses that are typically observed in children and young adults and are classified as glioneuronal tumors (WHO grade I). Large and retrospective series of patients with DNETs have been reported, but prospective studies on pediatric cohorts of patients with DNETs have been lacking. In(More)
Pediatric adrenocortical tumors are neoplasms that only rarely occur in pediatric patients. Their clinical behavior is often unpredictable, and the histologic criteria of malignancy used in adults are not always useful in children. The aim of this study was to validate the prognostic value of the pathologic criteria of Wieneke et al and to evaluate the(More)
Purely benign mesenchymal spindle cell neoplasms of the breast are currently labeled under various terms in the literature (benign spindle cell tumor, fibroma, spindle cell lipoma, myofibroblastoma, solitary fibrous tumor, myogenic stromal tumor). The lack of strict diagnostic criteria to clearly indicate such mesenchymal neoplasms is the main reason which(More)