Isabella Merante Boschin

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The aim of this study was to examine a homogeneous, consecutive recent series of patients who underwent reoperation on the thyroid bed to assess the incidence of the complications commonly correlated with resurgery. We reviewed clinical charts of 233 patients who underwent resurgery taken from a total of 4,752 patients previously operated on for benign and(More)
The management of chylous fistula, subsequent to neck nodal dissection, includes either unstandardized conservative procedures and reoperation. The main reason of controversy in literature is probably due to the rarity (1-2.5%) of such troublesome complication due to inadvertent disruption of the thoracic duct itself or of its tributary branches. We report(More)
BACKGROUND BRAF mutations, the most common genetic alteration associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), have never been associated with follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) except for one possible case, which, however, had some cellular features of the follicular variant of PTC. Here, we present a patient with a BRAF mutation within a FTC. SUMMARY(More)
Total thyroidectomy was performed in a 53-year-old male, with Graves-Basedow's disease. At surgery, the vagus nerve was found to be located medially to the carotid artery associated with a non-recurrent laryngeal nerve arising directly from the cervical vagus: this association has never been described in the literature. These results indicate that a medial(More)
We present here two cases of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in patients affected by Lynch syndrome (LS). The first case is a 47-year-old woman with typical hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) syndrome, reported with endometrial and ovarian carcinoma at age 43, and colon cancer at age 45. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy and(More)
AIM Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC), a tumor measuring =or<1 cm according to the World Health Organization (WHO) histologic classification, is the most common histologic variant of thyroid cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of surgical treatment for PTMC at a single institution with a view to differentiate therapy(More)
CONTEXT Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare tumor originating from thyroid parafollicular C cells. It has been previously demonstrated that insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) protects MTC from the effects of antiproliferative drugs. Everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, has shown potent antiproliferative effects in a human MTC cell line, TT, and in two(More)
Judging from recent data, heritable forms account for 30-40% of pheochromocytomas. The molecular basis for the familial pheochromocytoma has been largely elucidated and the role of germline mutation of the VHL, RET, SDHB, and SDHD genes has been established. However, on genotyping a group of 172 sporadic or familial pheochromocytomas, we characterized four(More)
The present study aims to evaluate the accuracy of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping performed by intratumoral injection of blue dye in a large series of patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). 153 consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. All patients had a preoperative cytological diagnosis of PTC, and none had clinical or ultrasonographic(More)