Pierpaolo Camplese

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Osteopontin (OPN) is an integrin-binding protein recently shown to be related to tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis in different experimental models of malignancy. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a fatal disease in which the prognosis remains very poor and the knowledge of predictive factors for outcome is insufficient.(More)
The neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) family is potentially implicated in tumorigenesis and progression of several neoplastic diseases, including lung cancer. We investigated a large number of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) and non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) without morphological evidence of neuroendocrine differentiation for(More)
The authors report a case of intralobar pulmonary sequestration diagnosed accidentally in a 64-year-old woman. The patient subsequently underwent surgery. The authors were prompted by this fairly rare case to describe and discuss its anatomopathological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.
Sternum infection after cardiac surgery represents a severe complication with a high mortality rate. Therapeutic possibilities consist in "open packing" with specific antibiotic irrigation or in "en-block" resection. We report a case of sternum reconstruction using a titanium patch covered with bone-powder.
The role of surgery in the treatment of diffuse pleural malignant mesothelioma is controversial. The procedures proposed to date are extrapleural pneumonectomy, pleurectomy, and thoracoscopy. External radiation or intraoperative implantation of radioisotopes, chemotherapy and intrapleural treatment with various different agents are also considered as(More)
Though the actual incidence of an adrenal oligometastasis is between 1.5 and 3.5 %, secondary adrenal neoplasms occur in less than 10 % patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). According to 7° ed. TNM staging system, the presence of an adrenal metastasis (M1b disease) configures stage IV, which is usually associated with poor prognosis. We(More)
Giant liposarcoma is an unusual variant of mediastinal tumors. The case of a 73-year-old woman is reported. She presented with a posterior mediastinal tumor invading the third middle tract of the thoracic esophagus and the adventitia of the descending aorta, close to the posterior pericardium; a neoplastic thrombus 2cm in size was located in the upper left(More)