Lucia Anemona

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Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a neoplasm derived from precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Cutaneous involvement represents often the first manifestation of the disease. We studied 45 skin biopsies from 33 patients (M:F=7.25:1; median age: 71 y; age range: 30 to 89) with BPDCN to delineate histopathologic and(More)
A tumor of the vulva with sarcomatoid features was studied by immunocytochemistry to characterize the phenotype of the spindle-shaped and giant cells. Sarcomatoid-looking cells were positive for intermediate filament keratin polypeptides of stratified epithelium. These results favor histogenesis of the sarcomatoid-looking cells from a metaplastic alteration(More)
A fatal case of Scopulariopsis acremonium sinus infection in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient is reported. Rapid vascular diffusion of the fungus to the major head vessels was observed, which led to subsequent repeated cerebral ischemia and death. The presence of hyphae in the right carotid wall might be considered an indirect sign(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric metastases from lung adenocarcinoma are rare and usually associated with disseminated disease. The great majority is asymptomatic and in few cases discovered during autopsy studies. Reports of single metachronous metastases during the lifetime are anecdotal. We describe a case of solitary gastric metastasis 5 years after lung surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to define and compare geographic coronary artery inflammation in patients who were dying of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), chronic stable angina (SA), and noncardiac causes (CTRL). BACKGROUND Biochemical markers and flow cytometry provide indirect evidence of diffuse coronary inflammation in patients dying of acute(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic plaques are heterogeneous vascular lesions. Changes in cell plaque composition are fundamental events inside the plaque microenvironment that are strictly related to the clinical outcome of these lesions (organ damage). The knowledge of these modifications may help to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of(More)
Coeliac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gut with increased risk of gastrointestinal malignancy. Although enteropathy T-cell lymphoma is the most common neoplasm in coeliacs, an increased frequency of small bowel carcinoma has been described. A case is described of jejunal carcinoma as first presentation of coeliac disease, in which(More)
OBJECTIVE Presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with a high risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Nevertheless, although CAC is a marker of atherosclerosis it is still uncertain whether CAC is a marker of plaque vulnerability. Therefore, the aim of this study was to verify if calcification identifies a vulnerable patient rather than the(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies have demonstrated that carotid plaque rupture and thrombosis represent the most important factors correlated with the onset of acute cerebrovascular symptoms. Nevertheless, ruptured thrombotic plaques have been described also in asymptomatic patients. What still needs to be clarified is why a plaque rupture leads either to an acute(More)
Brunner's glands are known to produce neutral mucins. In order to achieve a better knowledge of their carbohydrate profile, we used five peroxidase-labeled lectins on surgical specimens of human duodenum. This method allowed us to identify at least two different types of neutral mucins in Brunner's glands secretion, thus demonstrating a heterogeneous mucin(More)