Nathalie Rizzo

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BACKGROUND Thoracic surgeons have limited experience of inflammatory pseudotumors of the lung owing to their rare occurrence in routine clinical practice. METHODS We retrospectively investigated the clinicopathologic features of 18 patients with inflammatory pseudotumor of the lung observed between 1992 and 2002. RESULTS There were 13 men and 5 women.(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic surgeons have limited experience with treating localized organizing pneumonia owing to its rare occurrence in routine clinical practice. METHODS We retrospectively investigated the clinicopathologic features of 21 patients with localized organizing pneumonia observed between 2001 and 2004. RESULTS There were 15 men and 6 women. Mean(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) are rare neoplasms with unusual histological and clinical features. Although surgery is the treatment of choice for SFTP, tumor recurrence may occur after complete resection, even in tumors with benign histological features. The aim of the study was to identify the clinical and(More)
Aneurysms of infrapopliteal arteries are rare. The etiology is usually traumatic, and most aneurysms are false. The English-language literature reports only 33 cases of infrapopliteal arterial true aneurysms, of which 8 involve the posterior tibial artery. The etiology of these lesions is unclear; a fibromuscular fibrodysplasia similar to ulnar aneurysm may(More)
Scleredema diabeticorum is a rare complication of diabetes, characterized by diffuse induration of the skin over the neck, shoulders, and upper trunk and arms, progressively leading to limited upper body motility and impaired respiratory function (1). Etiology is unknown, and histopathological findings include thickened dermis with abundant mucin deposition(More)
The authors review the findings for a 15-month-old female after a left thoracotomy was performed. Radiographs demonstrated a large mass involving the majority of the left hemithorax. Pathologic findings yielded a well-encapsulated, red and white, soft tissue mass.
We report an unusual case of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle. The lesion presented the following atypical features: a well-circumscribed, partially pigmented, and lobulated mass that macroscopically resembled a caruncular nevus. However, an excision biopsy revealed an oncocytoma instead. Thus, although nevi are the most common lesions found in the(More)
Corresponding author: Antonio Grimaldi, MD Deparment of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele Via Olgettina, 60 20132 Milano, Italy e.mail: grimaldi.antonio@hsr.it A 68-year-old woman presented with recurrent paroxistic tachycardia followed by syncope occurring in right lateral decubitus. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed a(More)
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have been successfully used for adoptive cell transfer (ACT) immunotherapy; however, due to their scarce availability, this therapy is possible for a limited fraction of cutaneous melanoma patients. We assessed whether an effective protocol for ex vivo T-cell expansion from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs),(More)