Matteo Brunelli

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A group of renal tumors composed mainly of cells with clear cytoplasm arranged in papillary patterns and arising in end-stage kidneys has recently been identified. The aim of our study is to investigate the cytogenetic and immunohistochemical phenotypes of these unusual renal tumors, and of morphologically similar tumors arising in kidneys unaffected by(More)
That chromophobe renal cell carcinoma has an uncommon eosinophilic variant has been recognized for more than a decade. In sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin, the eosinophilic variant of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma and renal oncocytoma are similar in appearance. While it is well established that chromophobe renal cell carcinoma and renal(More)
We evaluated intratumoral heterogeneity of 30 ductal breast carcinomas with HER2/neu amplification, scored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology/ College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) criteria, and 3+ immunoexpression. High-grade (ratio > or =4.0) vs low-grade amplification (ratio >2.2 to <4.0) and chromosome 17 polysomy were also evaluated. On(More)
Papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is subclassified in type 1 displaying cells with scanty pale cytoplasm arranged in a single layer and in type 2 showing pseudostratified cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm. However, the existence of more variants of papillary RCC may be inferred by the recognition of few cases with different morphological features. We(More)
Chromophobe renal carcinoma is composed of neoplastic cell showing several features similar to those found in the intercalated cells of the collecting ducts. Because the distal nephron expresses calcium-binding proteins playing a role in calcium homeostasis, we reasoned that these proteins could be expressed by chromophobe carcinoma and therefore represent(More)
Loss of chromosome 9p has been implicated in the progression of renal cell carcinoma. We evaluated the clinical utility of fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of loss of chromosome 9p in 73 patients with clear cell renal cell carcinomas with varied stage, size, grade, necrosis (SSIGN) scores. Loss of chromosome 9p was observed in 13 tumors (18%).(More)
Pairwise comparisons are a well-known method for the representation of the subjective preferences of a decision maker. Evaluating their inconsistency has been a widely studied and discussed topic and several indices have been proposed in the literature to perform this task. Since an acceptable level of consistency is closely related with the reliability of(More)
This paper recalls the definition of consistency for pairwise comparison matrices and briefly presents the concept of inconsistency index in connection to other aspects of the theory of pairwise comparisons. By commenting on a recent contribution by Koczkodaj and Szwarc, it will be shown that the discussion on inconsistency indices is far from being over,(More)
In this paper we show that the widely used normalization constraint ∑ n i=1 wi = 1 does not apply to the priority vectors associated with reciprocal relations, whenever additive transitivity is involved. We show that misleading applications of this type of normalization may lead to unsatisfactory results and we give some examples from the literature. Then,(More)