Giuseppe Santi

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Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune dermatosis that may evolve to severely compromise the skin and/or mucosa. Autoantibodies directed against epithelial cadherins, such as desmogleins 1 and 3, lead to acantholysis and culminate in blister formation. Involvement of the oral mucosa is common, but other squamous stratified epithelia may also be the target(More)
The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic appendectomy, as performed by experienced and trainee surgeons in a Unit of General Surgery. From June 1997 to May 2002, 172 patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. Age below 13 years was an exclusion criterion. There was no single protocol for the diagnosis and surgical(More)
Sentinel lymph node sampling, in patients with resectable colon cancer, improved identification of lymph node disease and identified patients likely to benefit from adjuvant therapy. This study examined whether sentinel node sampling accurately predicted lymph node status for patients with resectable colon cancer.