Nunzio Calia

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OBJECTIVE To report 2 cases in which abdominal sonography played a useful role in diagnosing sarcoidosis with early nodular hepatosplenic manifestations. METHODS In the first case, an asymptomatic woman with increased liver enzyme values underwent sonography, which showed multiple hypoechoic nodules in the liver and spleen. Computed tomography confirmed(More)
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma has a stronger association with tobacco smoking than other non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). A study was undertaken to determine whether chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a risk factor for the squamous cell carcinoma histological subtype in smokers with surgically resectable NSCLC. METHODS Using a(More)
We report here a case of primary pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma diagnosed in a 67-year-old Caucasian man, presenting with exertion dyspnoea, dry cough, and multiple bilateral pulmonary nodules revealed by computed tomography. At the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, these nodules were negative. The histopathological diagnosis(More)
We present a case of a 53 year old man with a thymoma near the pericardium, a rare ectopic localisation of thymoma. A round radiodensity found at the right cardiophrenic angle was initially suspected at the echocardiography to be a pericardial cyst. The diagnosis of thymoma was made only after histopathological examination of the surgically re-sected lesion.
  • A Papi, G Casoni, +11 authors L M Fabbri
  • 2004
A Papi, G Casoni, G Caramori, I Guzzinati, P Boschetto, F Ravenna, N Calia, S Petruzzelli, L Corbetta, G Cavallesco, E Forini, M Saetta, A Ciaccia, L M Fabbri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(More)
Serum thymidine-kinase (sTK) was assayed in 48 males affected by small cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCL) at the time of diagnosis. On the same drawing carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and beta 2microglobulin (beta 2 microG) were assayed in 19 of these subjects. For staging, the criterion of limited (LD) and extensive (ED) disease was used. Mean sTK and CEA(More)
We report the case of a 32-year-old man with the onset of exercise-related dyspnea, chest pain and chest radiography simulating a pleural effusion. The computed tomography of the chest showed signs suggesting pleural liposarcoma. Because of these findings, a videothoracoscopy was performed which surprisingly showed the presence in the left pleural space of(More)
We report a case of idiopathic tracheal stenosis in a 75-year-old woman, who presented to our observation with a diagnosis of asthmatic bronchitis characterized by cough and exertional dyspnea, later complicated by the appearance of tirage. Biopsy of the lesion showed focal squamous metaplasia of the epithelium lining, multiple sclerosis and chronic(More)
Carboplatin-induced changes in plasma iron levels and the related erythropoiesis impairment were investigated in 32 neoplastic patients for a total of 64 courses of chemotherapy. Iron showed a significant increase over pretreatment levels starting from day 1 after carboplatin administration (p< 0.001). Return to pre-treatment levels was achieved on day 14.(More)