Stefano Caruso

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BACKGROUND A population-based case-control study was conducted in order to investigate the advantages of robot-assisted gastric resection (RGR) for gastric cancer as opposed to traditional open gastrectomy (OG). METHODS Data were collected in two prospectively maintained databases on patients who underwent a D2 gastrectomy with curative intent for primary(More)
Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) had long been regarded as a terminal disease, characterized by a very poor survival and worth treating with palliative therapy. A new strategy combining maximal surgery (cytoreductive surgery, CRS), with maximal regional chemotherapy (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, HIPEC), has been proposed to treat PC, resulting(More)
Presacral ganglioneuromas are so rare benign tumors that only 17 cases have been reported in the literature. They are abdominal masses growing slowly and differential diagnoses have to be considered. Surgical resection is important for definitive diagnosis because it represents the only therapeutic choice. Because of the benign nature of ganglioneuroma,(More)
Fundic Gland Polyps (FGPs) are small sessile (2-5 mm), usually multiple polyps arising in the gastric, acid-secreting mucosa of disputed histogenesis. They have been described in a sporadic form, prevalently in middle aged females, or associated with familial adenomatosis coli-Gardner's syndrome. We performed an immunohistochemical study on 24 sporadic(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the outcomes of cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer. METHODS Fifty-three patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from primary (45 cases) and recurrent (8 cases) ovarian cancer were previously treated by systemic chemotherapy with platinum and taxanes and then submitted to(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive jaundice is frequently associated with false CA19-9 elevation in benign conditions. The diagnostic accuracy of this tumor marker was evaluated in the present longitudinal study. METHODS In 128 patients admitted for obstructive jaundice (87 with pancreato-biliary malignancy and 41 benign disease) serum CA19-9 was measured.(More)
OBJECTIVE miRNAs are attractive molecules for cancer treatment, including colon rectal cancer (CRC). We investigate on the molecular mechanism by which miR-182 could regulate thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) expression, a protein downregulated in CRC and inversely correlated with tumor vascularity and metastasis. BACKGROUND MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs(More)
Tryptase(+) mast cells (MCs), abundant in the invasive front of tumours, contribute to tissue remodelling. Indeed, protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) activation by MC-tryptase is considered an oncogenic event in colorectal cancer (CRC). Recently, we have suggested NHERF1 as a potential new marker in CRC. In this study, we aimed to determine the(More)
The obesity hormone leptin has been implicated in breast cancer development. Breast cancer cells express the leptin receptor and are able to synthesize leptin in response to obesity-related stimuli. Furthermore, leptin is a positive regulator of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and high levels of both proteins are associated with worse prognosis in(More)