Renato Marconato

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The erbB2-encoded protein p185 was determined in 130 breast cancer specimens and in 29 non-malignant breast tissues using a recently available ELISA method. The assay showed good characteristics of precision and accuracy. In the non-malignant tissue p185 concentrations were normally distributed and directly correlated with estrogen receptors (ER) and(More)
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is an effective tool for axillary staging in patients with invasive breast cancer. This procedure has been recently proposed as part of the treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), because cases of undetected invasive foci and nodal metastases occasionally occur. However, the indications for SLN biopsy in(More)
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ with microinvasion (DCISM) of the breast was controversial, because of the relevant morbidity incurred by the procedure and the low incidence of axillary involvement. The introduction of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy as a minimally invasive procedure for axillary staging(More)
Background and objectives. More than half of patients with positive sentinel node (SN) have no metastases in non-sentinel nodes (NSNs) on axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). The aim of this study was to investigate factors predictive of NSNs involvement, in order to identify patients with metastatic disease confined to the SN which might avoid ALND.(More)
The distribution of the main prognostic factors in different age groups was evaluated in 1226 patients operated on for primary breast cancer, in order to identify those influenced by age and/or menopausal status. Patients were divided into the following groups: 1) 40 years of age and under; 2) premenopausal over 40 years of age; 3) postmenopausal under 75(More)
BACKGROUND After breast conservation therapy (BCT), margin status is routinely evaluated to select patients who need reexcision. The aim of this study was to investigate how margin status and other clinicopathologic factors correlate with the presence of residual tumor at reexcision. METHODS A series of 431 breast cancer patients who underwent BCT(More)
The authors report their experience in the management of 14 patients affected by esophageal diverticula and surgically treated (9 had cervical diverticula, 2 had epibronchial diverticula and 3 had epiphrenic diverticula). All these patients underwent a diverticulectomy: in 3 cases the diverticulectomy was associated with a subdiverticular myotomy. In the(More)
Preoperative serum tumour markers are currently classified as positive or negative according to a predetermined cut-off point. In the present study we examined the dynamic variation of marker levels after radical surgery of breast and colorectal cancer. CEA and CA15.3 were measured in 93 patients with breast cancer, CEA and CA19.9 in 97 patients with(More)
Bacterial adherence to biomaterials as an element of clinical relevance is a well-known factor in the pathogenesis of sepsis. Drainages, intravascular catheters, surgical prostheses and other devices are susceptible to bacterial colonization with clinical consequences. In the last few years attention has been paid to coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (S.(More)