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Distant metastases are unusual at presentation and during the course of ovarian carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence and prognostic factors of distant metastases consistent with stage IV disease in ovarian cancer patients. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 162 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma treated(More)
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)
The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with those treated conventionally with primary debulking surgery. From 1994 to 2003, all consecutive cases of advanced-stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma treated with NACT at the University of Bari were identified. A(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)
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 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)
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)
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)
Most granular cell tumours (GCTs) are benign proliferations of purported Schwannian derivation, showing immunoreactivity for Schwann cell-related antigens. Due to incomplete agreement on the precise nature of GCTs (reactive vs neoplastic), we performed an immunohistochemical study with the alkaline phosphatase/anti-alkaline phosphatase (APAAP) technique on(More)
BACKGROUND "Intestinal-type" mucinous carcinoma of the vulva is extremely rare with very few cases reported in the literature. CASE REPORT The authors report two patients who had diagnosis of intestinal-type mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva after excisional biopsy. In both cases, restaging was perfomed with total body computed tomography (CT) scan,(More)