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The clinico-pathological and immunocytochemical findings of 10 uterine fatty tumors (1 pure lipoma and 9 lipoleiomyomas) are referred. This kind of tumor is more frequent in older postmenopausal women, treated for a preoperative diagnosis of uterine leiomyoma. Macroscopically the tumor may show different consistence and colour as a consequence of the amount(More)
BACKGROUND At fluid hysteroscopy the presence of endometrial micropolyps (less than 1 mm of size) is a frequent finding. Although their origin is still unknown, in our experience they are associated with stromal edema, endometrial thickening and periglandular hyperhaemia that suggest the existence of chronic endometritis. This study will aim to describe(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate if findings in women with chronic endometritis (CE) at fluid hysteroscopy correlate with the severity of inflammation at histology and to assess the possibility to score the severity of inflammation by fluid hysteroscopy. DESIGN Controlled clinical study. SETTING University hospital. POPULATION A total of 211 outpatient women(More)
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive and highly metastatic cancers. The most common sites of distant metastases are soft tissues, lung, liver, skin and brain, whereas only few patients develop gastrointestinal metastases. Metastatic involvement of the gallbladder is rare and more often part of a widespread disease than a solitary lesion. The(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Chronic endometritis is a subtle condition that is difficult to detect; however, it may cause abnormal uterine bleeding and infertility. Few data exist about the appearance of chronic endometritis at fluid hysteroscopy and about the value of diagnostic fluid hysteroscopy in the detection of this condition. In our experience, at fluid(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify differences in the management and outcome of patients with central nervous system metastases from epithelial ovarian cancer. METHODS The clinical and pathologic characteristics, treatment, and outcome of 23 patients with brain metastases from epithelial ovarian cancer who were treated during 1982-1994 were compared with those of 20(More)
In recent years a variety of conservative treatment modalities are being used to remove Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN). A series of 568 cases of patients affected by CIN, detected in our Department over a period of 10 years and treated following a balanced use of colposcopy guided cryosurgery and cold knife conization, has been reviewed.(More)
Commercially available enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) were used for oestrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptor determination in the cytosol fraction of 118 human larynx cancer specimens and in the corresponding histologically proven non-malignant tissues. Fifty-one ER positive cancerous samples had corresponding non-cancerous tissues also expressing the(More)
In a large series of more than 100 cases of laryngeal carcinomas, the presence of steroid hormone receptors was demonstrated in the cytosol and in the nuclear fraction. Their presence was confirmed by the identification of estrogen receptor isophorms and by the detection of hormone-related proteins such as ER-D5. EGFr, and cathepsin D. These molecules were(More)
The expression of estrogen receptors was biochemically assessed in a series of 46 cases of consecutive laryngeal carcinomas. ER-D5 and EGFr were also immunohistochemically detected in 44 and 46 cases respectively. There was no correlation between the expression of these molecules and the typical anatomo-clinical prognostic parameters of laryngeal tumors.(More)