Salvatore Rocca Rossetti

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PURPOSE We characterize the consequences of androgen deprivation therapy on body composition in elderly men. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry instrument, we determined the changes in bone mineral density, bone mineral content, fat body mass and lean body mass in 35 patients with prostate cancer without bone metastases who(More)
OBJECTIVE The most commonly used staging system for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) system. In the most recent TNM edition, lymph node (LN) involvement is defined as pN0, pN1, or pN2, depending on the number of metastatic LNs (none, 1, or >1). This study evaluated the prognostic value of this classification and tried to improve(More)
OBJECTIVE Female urinary incontinence and bladder prolapse are very common conditions whose treatment is not standardized. The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the long-term results of Burch colposuspension and anterior colpoperineorrhaphy in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and cystocele, respectively. MATERIALS AND(More)
Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare, benign but locally aggressive mesenchymal neoplasm. We report the sonographic findings in a case of histologically proven aggressive angiomyxoma of the bladder. Sonography revealed a solid polypoid mass 2 cm in diameter with sharply demarcated borders, a heterogeneous echotexture, and a slightly hyperechoic rim.
OBJECTIVE We describe the original surgical technique of supra-ampullar cystectomy associated with ileal neobladder, and present our results in terms of preservation of sexual potency, urinary continence and cancer control along twenty years of experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients with bladder tumor-27 transitional cell(More)
PURPOSE The prognostic accuracy of the current TNM 2002 staging system for locally advanced renal cell carcinoma has been questioned. To contribute to the development of a more accurate classification for this stage of disease we assessed the correlation between patterns of invasion in the pT3 category and outcomes in a large multi-institutional series. (More)
INTRODUCTION Quality of life (QL) assessment should be an essential part of clinical practice and should also be included in every clinical trial of prostate cancer. The term QL describes a person's overall well-being comprising not only physical functioning but also psychological and social dimensions. It is important to remember that QL can be affected by(More)
In a prospective trial conducted by the Gruppo Onco Urologico Piemontese, newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients with bone metastases were randomized to receive goserelin (3.6 mg subcutaneously every 4 weeks) or goserelin plus mitomycin at 14 mg/m2 i.v. every 6 weeks. Treatment was planned to be continued until progression. The study was interrupted(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a rare case of multifocal fibrosclerosis involving the retrobulbar tissue and the retroperitoneum. METHODS A 59-year-old man presented with bilateral exophthalmos, more serious in the right eye. Right orbital biopsy showed fibrous tissue with inflammatory cells. After the failure of the radiation therapy, a right orbital exenteration(More)
The rat adrenal gland contains nitric oxide-producing ganglion cells, contributing to its innervation. In a previous study postnatal number and morphology of these adrenal neurons were analyzed by NADPH-diaphorase histochemistry in the two sexes. A transient sex-related difference in the number of NADPH-diaphorase positive neurons per adrenal gland was(More)