Mario P Taviani

Learn More
Immunoscintigraphy with 111In-labeled anti-CEA-Mab (F023C5i) was carried out in 66 patients strongly suspected for a primary lung cancer and in 8 control patients suffering from different chest diseases. A sensitivity of 0.90, a specificity of 0.45 and an accuracy of 0.85 were calculated. False-negative results were mainly obtained in patients in whom the(More)
UNLABELLED Biomarkers can help to identify patients with early-stages or locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have high risk of relapse and poor prognosis. To correlate the expression of seven biomarkers involved in DNA synthesis and repair and in cell division with clinical outcome, we consecutively collected 82 tumour tissues from(More)
While a clinical, plain radiographic, and bronchoscopic assessment yields most of the essential information needed in lung cancer, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax provides diagnostic information previously unobtainable, potentially capable of reducing the number of explorative thoracotomies. In a few recent studies, immunoscintigraphy with(More)
BACKGROUND Anticarcinoembryonic (CEA) monoclonal antibodies are able to react specifically with the antigen and have the potential for the detection of CEA-bearing tumors. METHODS The authors photoscanned with indium 111 (111In)-labeled F(ab')2 fragments of the murine CEA monoclonal antibody FO23C5 63 patients with a newly diagnosed and pathologically(More)
Results of surgical and endoscopic treatment in 79 patients (58 females and 21 males, age 40-89, mean 62), affected with jaundice, due to secondary choledochal lithiasis, are reported. Thirty-four patients (43%) underwent surgical operation: choledochotomy and T-tube 12, choledocho-jejunostomy 4, choledochoduodenostomy 3, papillosphincteroplasty 15. In 45(More)
Congenital tracheal stenosis is a rare disorder, characterized by the presence of focal or diffuse complete tracheal cartilage rings, resulting in a fixed tracheal narrowing. The entity may be seen in isolation or in conjunction with other malformations that include an anomalous right upper lobe bronchus. We here report the case of a 12-month-old girl who(More)
Vascular leiomyosarcoma (LMS)is a rare malignant tumor arising from the muscle cells of the media of the vessels. Vascular LMS is often diagnosed as a result of the clinical manifestations of impaired venous flow such as edema and phlebothrombosis. The authors present a case of an LMS in a 72-year-old woman. Physical examination revealed a round mass deep(More)
INTRODUCTION The ideal surgical approach for pulmonary metastasectomy remains controversial. Thoracoscopic surgery may offer advantages in quality of life outcomes, with equivalent oncologic long-term results. This study aimed to demonstrate the validity of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the treatment of lung metastases. METHODS In all 224(More)
OBJECTIVE To reduce the incidence of postpneumonectomy local recurrence, and to prevent the onset of bronchopleural fistula. BACKGROUND A long bronchial stump with a short tumor-free bronchial margin has been found to be associated with a higher incidence of local recurrence, and with the development of bronchopleural fistula in some cases. METHODS 134(More)
Extra-abdominal fibromatosis is a rare, benign disease that is characterized by a local but not metastatic invasivity. In particular, desmoid tumors of the chest wall represent only 10-20% of all deep fibromatoses. The disease occurs more often in females and has a higher incidence between puberty and the fourth decade of life. The present study reports the(More)
  • 1