Paola Calamaro

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Antigen decay in archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections for immunohistochemistry is a well-known phenomenon which may have repercussions on translational and research studies and length of storage time appears fundamental. The aim of this study was to evaluate all possible factors which may lead to antigen decay on a prospective(More)
Chorangiomas are rather frequent neoplasms encountered on placental examination but in rare cases they present some worrisome histological features that could alarm the pathologist and be misinterpreted as a malignant neoplasm, even if their biological behavior is favorable. We describe an unusual chorangioma with high cellularity and abundant mitosis that,(More)
The occurrence of pseudolymphomatous infiltrates in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (cLE) is described mainly in lupus panniculitis and lupus tumidus/lymphocytic infiltration of the skin (Jessner-Kanof). We collected 15 cases of pseudolymphomatous cLE other than lupus panniculitis and lupus tumidus (M:F = 4:11; age range: 23-79 years; mean age: 50.9 years;(More)
We describe herein a woman who developed subcutaneous gummas in her trochanteric regions, bilaterally, although she had been treated for syphilis two decades earlier. Evidence of Treponema pallidum latent late infection was the presence of IgG antibodies against T. pallidum and the positive non-treponemal and treponemal tests. Moreover, immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary bladder paraganglioma is a rare neoplasm that originates from embryonic rests of chromaffin cells in the sympathetic plexus of the detrusor muscle, and which occasionally can be observed in transurethral resection specimens. Artifactual changes due to the procedure may frequently simulate an advanced urothelial carcinoma. CASE A(More)
The cytology of 130 indeterminate nodules (Thy 3) was retrospectively reviewed according to the British Thyroid Association 2014 classification. Nodules were divided into Thy 3a (atypical features) and Thy 3f (follicular lesion) categories. Histology was available as a reference for 97 nodules. Pre-surgical evaluations comprised biochemical tests,(More)
Intralymphatic proliferation of T-cell lymphoid blasts (IPTCLBs) is a rare, recently described entity, associated with cutaneous inflammatory conditions and characterized by intralymphatic proliferation of highly proliferating, blastoid T lymphocytes expressing CD30, thus mimicking an intravascular lymphoma. In all reported cases, the intralymphatic(More)
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