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Oxaliplatin (OXA), raltitrexed (RTX), 5-fluorouracil (FU) and folinic acid (FA) have shown activity in metastatic colorectal cancer, radioenhancing effect and synergism when combined. We evaluated a chemotherapy (CT) combination of OXA, RTX and FU/FA during preoperative radiotherapy (RT) in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients. Fifty-one patients(More)
UNLABELLED 18F-FDG PET is a useful tool for assessing the effects of chemo- or radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to correlate the change in tumor 18F-FDG standardized uptake value (SUV) during and after preoperative radiochemotherapy, with the pathologic response achieved in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients. METHODS Thirty-three(More)
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare, invasive, and locally destructive tumor of the nasopharynx. The Wnt pathway, angiogenetic and hormonal factors are involved in the pathophysiology of JNA; it can result in an extracolonic manifestation of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or in a sporadic tumor. All patients who underwent resection of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with autologous PBPC-T has been reported to be effective in hematological and in selected solid malignancies. In this setting, infectious complications represent a relevant cause of morbidity. PATIENTS AND METHODS To ascertain the incidence, types and factors influencing the development of early and(More)
The prognosis of rectal cancer (RC) is strictly related to both T and N stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. RC staging is crucial for choosing the best multimodal therapy: patients with high risk locally advanced RC (LARC) undergo surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy (NAT); those with low risk LARC are operated on after a(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously shown that an intensified preoperative regimen including oxaliplatin plus raltitrexed and 5-fluorouracil/folinic acid (OXATOM/FUFA) during preoperative pelvic radiotherapy produced promising results in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Preclinical evidence suggests that the scheduling of bevacizumab may be crucial to(More)
9624 Background: Preoperative chemoradiation in LARC may produce downstaging and downsizing of the tumor, increases the change of better local control and, in selected cases, sphincter sparing procedures.OXA displayed radiosensitizing properties and significantly enhanced the antitumour activity of TS inhibitor, FU and TOM. In a previous dose-finding study(More)
We report a case of meningococcemia in a 49-year old woman, who was admitted to the Second Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo of Pavia (Italy) because of an altered mental status and widespread petechiae. The day before she felt sleepy and dizzy; in the following hours she experienced a severe clinical(More)
Granular cell tumors are uncommon, usually benign tumors that can be located anywhere in the body. They commonly occur in the oral cavity and in subcutaneous tissue. In the gastrointestinal tract, granular cell tumors are uncommon and are quite rare in the colon. To date, 55 patients diagnosed with granular cell tumors of the colon have been reported in the(More)