Luciano Savino

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One hundred twenty-four patients with invasive carcinoma of the cervix were examined with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) before treatment. Since surgery preceded any other kind of therapy, sonographic findings could be compared with the surgical pathologic stage. The accuracy of staging with TRUS was 83%, compared with an accuracy of 78% for clinical staging(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of the current study were to (1) determine the effectiveness of vaginal hysterectomy for the treatment of stage I endometrial cancer and (2) analyze which clinical pathologic parameters were independent predictors of clinical outcome. STUDY DESIGN In a retrospective analysis, 5- and 10-year results of vaginal hysterectomy were compared(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to examine three types of radical vaginal hysterectomy with different degrees of radicality, performed in order to reduce surgical complications and sequelae in different indications, and to test the feasibility of a new simple and quick technique for extraperitoneal pelvic lymphadenectomy to be used in combination with(More)
Chronic GnRH analogs (GnRH-A) administration has proven to be effective for the control of some hormone-dependent tumors. GnRH-A are now in the standard treatment of prostatic cancer. In the present paper experimental and clinical data on the use of GnRH-A in gynecologic oncology are reviewed in order to identify a possible role in the therapy of breast,(More)
BACKGROUND While ovarian carcinoma is rare in the reproductive age group, these younger patients are known to fare better than the older patients. To determine whether age is an independent prognostic factor, as well as to investigate the clinicopathologic profile and survival rate of young women with ovarian carcinoma, a retrospective analysis in a series(More)
PURPOSE The retinoblastoma gene is the prototype of tumor-suppressor genes and has been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis and progression of several human malignancies. In this study, we determined the relation between the expression of a newly discovered retinoblastoma-related gene Rb2/p130 and outcome in patients with endometrial carcinoma. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to determine the effectiveness of Schauta's vaginal hysterectomy in the treatment of stage IB or IIA cervical carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN In a retrospective analysis the results of Schauta's operation have been compared with those of Meigs' operation in 793 consecutive cases of stage IB or IIA cervical carcinoma. In(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to (1) describe three types of extended vaginal hysterectomy with different degree of radicality, (2) to identify possible indications for each one of them, and (3) to encourage individualization of the treatment, with special reference to the reevaluation of the role of vaginal surgery in gynecologic oncology. STUDY(More)
A 31-year-old woman with a large placental tumor underwent a caesarean section. After delivery, the lesion, detected by ultrasound examination, was found to originate from the umbilical cord. A live female infant with cyanosis, hypotonia and diffuse edema was delivered. A review of the literature, which revealed 31 cases of umbilical cord hemangioma, showed(More)
Until recently, surgical treatment of a benign adnexal mass implied a laparotomy. In recent years, the development of laparoscopic surgery, as well as ultrasound-guided aspiration techniques, have significantly modified the treatment options for these patients. These procedures have shown considerable advantages. They have reduced surgical trauma and have(More)