Monica Mantovani

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The aims of this investigation were to review the clinical behavior of deep neck infections (DNIs) treated in our institution in order to identify the predisposing factors of life-threatening complications and propose valuable recommendations for management and treatment. A total of 365 adult patients with DNIs were retrospectively identified. One-hundred(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome in Caucasian population of a non-endemic area treated for locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC) with multidrug platinum-based induction plus concurrent chemoradiotherapy (IC/CCRT) in everyday clinical practice setting. Between May 1990 and July 2007, 75 patients with newly(More)
Strongly associated with tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a frequently lethal, heterogeneous disease whose pathogenesis is a multistep and multifactorial process involving genetic and epigenetic events. The majority of HNSCC patients present with(More)
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDCS) is an exceedingly rare neoplasm originating from professional antigen presenting cells normally located in the T zone of the lymph node. The purpose of this report was to describe the first case of the IDCS of the submandibular gland and perform a review of the literature of head and neck IDCS. We present a case(More)
In order to establish the normal range of serum Calcitonin (CT), evaluated with a new, sensitive radioimmunoassay in normal women of various ages, 67 female subjects were examined. CT levels were detectable in all the subjects, with a reference interval (bounded by the 2.5 and 97.5 percentiles) of 3.6-16.9 pg/ml; a very slight decrease with age was observed(More)