Marcello Repele

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate maspin expression in bladder urothelial papillary neoplasms and test the results for correlation with clinicopathological parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 111 urothelial neoplasms from 66 patients were evaluated: pathological examination of primary tumours disclosed 48 pTa and 18pT1.(More)
Noninvasive (stages Ta, T1, Tis) transitional cell carcinomas of the upper urinary tract are suitable for a conservative therapeutic approach. Intracavitary therapy (alone or as adjuvant treatment) has recently been proposed and successfully used by some authors. Even though bacillus Calmette-Guérin is the most frequent agent employed, chemotherapeutic(More)
PURPOSE The appropriate treatment of superficial bladder neoplasm is still debated. The urologist must weigh the risk of tumor recurrence and progression against the possible side effects of conservative treatment (transurethral resection, intravesical therapy). Furthermore it is difficult to decide exactly when to abandon the conservative therapy and(More)
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