Giovanni D'Eredità

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Some breast tumors are classified as primary neuroendocrine carcinomas because of argyrophilia and positivity for neuroendocrine markers (chromogranins A and B and neuron-specific enolase), regardless of their cellular rest and cord structures. Tc-99m sestamibi has been widely used to identify epithelial breast carcinoma and lymph node metastases, whereas(More)
BACKGROUND Many prognostic factors of colorectal cancer are known but their actual clinical validity is still uncertain. The aim of the present study was to verify, on the basis of our experience, the prognostic validy of variables for survival by using survival regression analysis. METHODS From January 1978 to December 1986 the prognostic factors for 192(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether nuclear morphometry can confirm or add useful information to classic clinicopathological prognosticators to identify the subpopulation of breast carcinoma patients with node-negative (N-) disease, at high risk of disease relapse. STUDY DESIGN On the basis of results obtained by clinicopathologic evaluation of a group of(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to validate the predictive value of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) nomogram and the Tenon score system in our sentinel lymph node (SLN)-positive series, and to define their actual usefulness when applied to the subgroup of patients with micrometastasis in SLN. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study(More)
Sentinel node biopsy, in breast cancer, is a promising surgical technique for predicting histological findings in the remaining axillary lymph nodes, especially in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer. 80 patients with breast cancer were evaluated for enrollment in this study. For mapping procedure 32 patients underwent lymphoscintigraphy in(More)
The authors report their experience in the management of 8 cases of cystosarcoma phylloides of the breast observed between January 1979 and December 1986 in the Surgical Department of the University of Bari. This uncommon breast pathology, which stands halfway between benign (adenofibromas) and malignant (carcinomas) tumors presents considerable(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients initially diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ resides in determining the predictors of invasive disease. The aim of the present study was to examine the incidence of sentinel lymph node metastases in a selected group of patients, with characteristics of high-risk ductal carcinoma in(More)
Histological diagnosis of laryngeal dysplasia is quite subjective. Since morphometry is highly reproducible, this method was applied to compare shape and size variations of the basal nuclei of the laryngeal epithelium in normal, laryngeal intraepithelium neoplasia (LIN) and invasive carcinoma to assess the reliability of light microscopic criteria used in(More)
Nuclear pleomorphism is a fundamental feature in evaluating the aggressiveness of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast. In this study, pure DCIS and the in situ component (IS-comp) of invasive duct carcinoma (IDC) are compared in order to verify if these are two different entities or the same process observed at different times during its(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) due to parathyroid carcinoma is rare, and affects more frequently women in their 4th-5th decades of life. Parathyroid cancer (PC) accounts for 0.5% up to 5% of the patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Diagnosis of PC is not easy, and a lot of patients with PHPT receive no pre-operative or intra-operative(More)