Silvia Toffoli

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We report the case of a 65-year-old man who developed a symptomatic splenomegaly due to spleen metastasis from thyroid follicular carcinoma. In 1982, at the age of 53, the patient had undergone a thyroid lobectomy for a cold node, followed one year later by a second intervention for a microfollicular adenoma. He was subsequently administered thyroid(More)
Platelet factor 4 (PF4) and tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) are two proteins with high affinity for heparin. They are each stored in platelets, as well as on endothelial cell surfaces, from where both are displaced or released following an injection of heparin with a rapid and marked increase in serum levels. Prior work has demonstrated that the(More)
BACKGROUND Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of chondrogenic origin and the mesenchymal type is a very rare finding. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma tends to develop mostly in the skeleton but may also occur as a primary tumor in periosteal nervous and muscular tissues, the anterior cerebral falx, meninges, brain, maxillary sinus, eyelid, thyroid, pleura and(More)
BACKGROUND The modification of placing the shunt from the right ventricle to the pulmonary arteries, also known as Sano procedure, has allegedly improved results over the short term in surgical palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the Norwood procedure. With this in mind, we reviewed autopsied specimens from neonates and children who did not(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of autoantibodies directed against the nucleolar organizer antigen NOR-90 [human upstream binding factor (hUBF)] in pediatric patients with systemic rheumatic diseases. Two children with antibodies to NOR-90 are reported. METHODS Two hundred thirty-eight sera from children with systemic rheumatic diseases were screened(More)
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