Umberto Simi

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OBJECTIVE Tumour size represents a much-debated prognostic factor in papillary cancer, and the necessity to perform a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) on small nodules is a frequent matter of discussion. We compared some prognostic histological features for various sizes of papillary cancers (PCs) and, with regard to these prognostic features, we compared(More)
The main steps in the management of differentiated thyroid cancer are thyroidectomy, treatment with iodine-131 ((131)I), and follow-up with whole-body scanning (WBS) and serum thyroglobulin (Tg) determination. Both (131)I treatment and follow-up require maximum stimulation of normal or pathological thyroid remnants by TSH. The use of recombinant human TSH(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether recombinant human thyroid-stimulating factor (rhTSH) is effective for the radiometabolic ablation of post-surgery thyroid remnants, using low doses of (131)I. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included two groups of patients enrolled consecutively: group 1 consisted of 52 patients with papillary cancer or minimally invasive(More)
We report here 2 cases of malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis. A 67-year-old man with a left testicular mass was referred for left inguinal orchidectomy. Histologic examination showed a malignant mesothelioma of epithelial type. There is no evidence of recurrence at 2-year follow-up. The patient had been exposed to asbestos 12 years(More)
We present here a case report of a 40-year old male with adenocarcinoma of the bladder and solitary metastasis to the choroid plexus of the right lateral ventricle. This is the first such report of such a metastasis in association with bladder carcinoma. Systemic metastases frequently occur in patients with carcinoma of the bladder but involvement of(More)
Parotid sialography and labial salivary gland biopsy were performed in 84 patients with clinical features of primary or secondary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Signs of focal sialoadenitis were found in 73/84 patients (87%), but only 37 (44%) scored 4 which is considered diagnostic for classic SS. In contrast 55/84 patients (66%) showed some sialographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether fine-needle aspiration (FNA) can be a diagnostic procedure for identification of malignant thyroid nodules when the smear reveals the cytologic (microfollicular) finding of "follicular neoplasm" (FN). METHODS We reviewed a group of 79 patients with FN who underwent surgical treatment and evaluated the possible significance of(More)
The differential diagnosis of benign or borderline phyllodes tumors of the breast in fine needle aspiration biopsy smears was studied. Smears from five histologically proven cases and 20 proven cases of fibroadenoma were evaluated with regard to their cytologic features. The findings indicate that the presence of a high cellularity of stromal fragments(More)
A case of meningioma of the posterior cranial fossa is reported. The tumor developed 12 years after radiation treatment for a polar spongibolastoma of the cerebellum in an 8-year-old boy. The possible role of the radiation in the oncogenesis of the second tumor is discussed. In light of the information in the literature concerning the malignancy of such(More)