Serena Conforti

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary carcinoid tumors represent a group of malignant neoplasms comprised of neuroendocrine cells. In 1999, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) proposed the definitive classification of neuroendocrine tumors based on the criteria from Travis and associates. The W.H.O. described two different groups of carcinoid tumors: typical carcinoids(More)
Treatment of persistent air leaks due to pulmonary resection in pathological conditions of the lung involve a very large spectrum of available methods, from chest drainage and placement of Heimlich valves to surgical repair or pleural decortication. However, in some of these patients surgery may be contraindicated. This report describes an endobronchial(More)
Fibrous histiocytomas are uncommon tracheal tumors. They generally involve only the lung parenchyma; endobronchial involvement is extremely rare. At present, surgical resection is considered the therapy of choice for definitive diagnosis and cure. Endoscopical treatment is uncommon in pediatric patients because of the technical endoscopical difficulties and(More)
BACKGROUND Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare epithelial malignant tumor. Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma was introduced by the 1999 World Health Organization classification as a new peculiar type of lung carcinoma showing concurrent malignant epithelial and sarcomatoid spindle cell elements. Few reports describe its clinical behavior. My colleagues and I(More)
AIM Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is particularly indicated in diagnosing mediastinal masses or lymphoadenopathy proximal to the airways. Nowadays TBNA has not been widely accepted among pulmonologist and thoracic surgeons. Since its correct management could reduce patient morbidity we adopted this method. Here is presented an overview of our(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study analyses, long-term lung cancer survival rate in the Niguarda heart transplant population and the results of surgical treatments. METHODS From November 1985 to December 2006, 786 heart transplants were performed in our Center; we underwent a retrospective review of patients developing primary lung cancer. RESULTS Among 660(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The exact incidence of cardiac troponin-I elevation after thoracic surgery and its correlation with other clinical parameters have not been fully described. The aims of this study were to determine the frequency of postoperative cardiac troponin-I elevation following lung or pleural surgery for suspected cancer, and to(More)
Palliation of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis is challenging. Published experience with self-expanding Y-shaped stents is limited and it seems necessary to evaluate whether they improve clinical results with respect to alternative prostheses. We present a retrospective case series of 20 consecutive patients with malignant tracheobronchial stenosis that(More)
BACKGROUND This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of different recombinant LH (rLH) doses on the ovarian outcome of normogonadotrophic women with an initial inadequate response to recombinant FSH (rFSH) after pituitary downregulation. METHODS Only women undergoing a 'long protocol' with a GnRH-agonist followed by rFSH administration were enrolled. On(More)
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