Ursula Zannoni

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients affected by familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are at increased risk of developing duodenal adenomas. In this study, cell proliferation of duodenal mucosa was analyzed to detect kinetic abnormalities related to cancer risk. METHODS Duodenal biopsy specimens were collected in three groups of patients: group A, 9 hospital(More)
Cancer of the appendix was found in a 69-year-old female patient affected by long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC). On histological examination the cancer was a typical cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix. The appendiceal mucosa not invaded by the neoplastic process was normal. Histological examination of the colorectal mucosa did not show dysplasia or(More)
It has been suggested that colon cancer risk in ulcerative colitis (UC) is correlated to a reduced bioavailability of folate. We studied the effects of folate supplementation on the pattern of rectal cell proliferation in patients affected by long-standing UC. In the rectal mucosa of these patients, an expansion of proliferating cells to the crypt surface(More)
It has been suggested that colon cancer risk in ulcerative colitis (UC) is correlated to a reduced bioavailabffity of folate. We studied the effects of folate supplementation on the pattern of rectal cell proliferation in patients affected by long-standing UC. In the rectal mucosa of these patients, an expansion of proliferating cells to the crypt surface(More)
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