Mariella Bonzanini

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HMB-45 (melanocytic cell-specific monoclonal antibody) immunoreactivity was investigated in 10 cases of angiomyolipoma (AML) (1 with massive regional lymph node involvement) of the kidney and detected in all of them. No HMB-45 immunoreactivity was found in other tumors of the region which can occasionally be confused with AML, such as renal cell carcinoma,(More)
p21 protein (p21) inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases is a critical downstream effector in the p53-specific pathway of growth control and can also be induced by p53-independent pathways in relation to terminal differentiation. We investigated p21 immunoreactivity in 261 breast carcinomas (141 node negative and 120 node positive) with long-term follow-up(More)
Bcl-2 and p53 gene products (Bcl-2, p53) are important regulators of apoptosis and cell proliferation, and their immunohistochemical expression may help to identify high-risk breast cancer patients. The authors evaluated p53 and Bcl-2 immunoreactivity in 178 node-negative breast cancers (NNBC) with long-term follow-up (median, 60 months). Bcl-2 was seen in(More)
PURPOSE To confirm the diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous core breast biopsy with Mammotome and stereotactic equipment in upright seated patients, and to compare results from this method with those obtained using the dedicated unit with prone table. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed 72 microbioptic samples from 69 upright seated patients. These samples(More)
Undetermined thyroid cytology precludes any definitive distinction between malignant and benign lesions. Recently several classifications have been proposed to split this category into two or more cytological subcategories related to different malignancy risk rates. The current study was performed retrospectively to investigate the results obtained(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the immunocytochemical distribution of CK19 and p63 on archival cytologic smears of 27 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs), 22 benign thyroid lesions and 5 malignant non-PTC lesions. STUDY DESIGN Archival cytologic smears of 27 papillary carcinomas, 22 benign thyroid lesions and 5 malignant nonpapillary carcinomas were processed for(More)
Two hundred and forty-nine women suffering from breast problems underwent a complete series of tests including clinical examination, mammography, echography, thermography, and fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Ninety-four of these patients were shown to be positive or to have suspected malignancy. Accordingly, they underwent surgical excision followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is distinct from other breast cancers, because the tumor cells lack estrogen and progesterone receptors (hormone receptors) and also are negative for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). They comprise a heterogeneous group of tumors with various histologic features and clinical behaviors.(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a well-known tumour marker whose immunohistochemical expression could be prognostically relevant in breast carcinomas. We evaluated CEA immunohistochemical expression, using the specific T84.66 monoclonal antibody, in a series of 252 consecutive cases of infiltrating breast carcinomas (104 N0, 148 N1/2) with median(More)