Matteo Cornaggia

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BACKGROUND Enterochromaffinlike (ECL) cell carcinoids recently observed in rats stimulated new interest in gastric endocrine tumors arising in humans. METHODS Paraffin-embedded sections of 55 endocrine tumor cases were stained with H&E, mucin tests were performed, and immunoperoxidase was used for detecting endocrine markers; 23 cases were also(More)
Gastrectomy specimens of 148 gastric cancers, 40 of them being intramucosal or microinvasive, 27 penetrating the submucosa and 81 invading the muscularis propria, with or without involvement of the serosa and perigastric tissues, have been investigated with conventional histopathologic techniques, mucin histochemistry and electron microscopy to characterize(More)
Mixed endocrine-exocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are rare neoplasms, which have been reported in the literature mainly as case reports and have been designated with a various and rather confusing terminology. In this review, on the basis of personally studied cases and of the analysis of cases reported in the literature, we have tried to(More)
A series of 30 gastric endocrine tumours has been revised in the light of available available cytologic and clinicopathologic information. Among 24 well differentiated endocrine tumours-16 with and 8 without chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG)-3 gastrin cell tumours have been distinguished from 21 argyrophil carcinoids, 15 of which showed light- and/or(More)
The results of histopathological, histochemical and ultrastructural investigations on pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas have been reported. These results allowed the functional identification of the cell types composing many of such tumours. Moreover, comparison of these data with clinico-pathologic findings outlined the advantages and limits of(More)
The spectrum of endocrine cell changes occurring in 80 cases of body-fundus chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), mostly type A or multifocal, including various types of hyperplasia, precarcinoid lesions (20 cases), and neoplasia (carcinoid, 24 cases) have been analyzed histologically, histochemically, and ultrastructurally. Changes associated with gland(More)
Up to 16 types of endocrine cells have been characterized morphologically (and most of them also functionally) in the gastroenteropancreatic area. Four main groups of pancreatic endocrine tumors (with several subtypes) have been identified: islet cell, ectopic, nonfunctioning, and poorly differentiated tumors. A detailed classification system that combines(More)
Specific PgI antibodies devoid of PgII cross reactivity have been applied to aldehyde-osmium fixed human, fundic-type, gastric mucosa investigated with the protein A-immunogold technique. PgI immunoreactivity has been detected in the homogeneous secretory granules of glandular chief cells, in bipartite granules of mucous-neck cells, in the granules of cells(More)
We have determined the prevalence of pepsinogen II (PG II) immunoreactive cells in a large series of early and advanced gastric cancers and relationships among PG II-positivity, tumor histologic type, extent of gastric wall invasion, and presence of lymph node metastases. Of the 316 cancers evaluated, 150 (47%) expressed PG II. The prevalence by histologic(More)