Valerio Vagnoni

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INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to compare the detection rate of anti-3-18F-FACBC PET/CT in comparison with 11C-choline PET/CT in the evaluation of disease recurrence of PCa after radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients with biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy were submitted to anti-3-18F-FACBC(More)
BACKGROUND Routine pathological examination can miss micro-metastatic tumor foci in the lymph nodes (LN) of patients with prostate cancer (PCa) that undergo radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND). The aim of the present prospective study was to evaluate the impact of micrometastases assessed by serial section (SS),(More)
To assess the impact of the number of lymph nodes removed and of the template of dissection during radical cystectomy for bladder cancer on patients’ survival rates. We evaluated 282 consecutive patients who underwent radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive or high-grade superficial bladder cancer between 1995 and 2011. Exclusion criteria were incomplete(More)
Only few patients with PSA relapse after radical treatment will show clinically detectable disease. Although the natural history of recurrent prostate cancer is often one of the slowly progressing diseases, in some men it can be rapid and may need a salvage treatment. In general, time to PSA relapse, PSA velocity and PSA doubling time are useful in patient(More)
AIM To review benign and malignant paratesticular lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A non-systematic review of the English literature in the National Library of Medicine Database (MEDLINE) was performed using the key words "spermatic cord", "inguinal canal", "neoplasms" (focusing on soft tissue sarcomas). The 74 most significant contributions were selected.(More)
Renal oncocytosis is a rare pathological condition characterised by the presence of multiple oncocytic tumours with a spectrum of histological features ranging from renal oncocytoma, hybrid oncocytic tumour and rarely chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, sometimes overlapping. Here we retrospectively analysed histological, immunohistochemical (IHC), and(More)
Background:To assess whether the addition of clinical Gleason score (Gs) 3+4 to the Prostate Cancer Research International: Active Surveillance (PRIAS) criteria affects pathologic results in patients who are potentially suitable for active surveillance (AS) and to identify possible clinical predictors of unfavourable outcome.Methods:Three hundred and(More)
We present the first case of salvage radiotherapy based on the results of 18F-FACBC PET/CT performed for a PSA relapse after radical prostatectomy. The patients underwent 11CCholine PET/CT and multiparametric MRI that were negative while 18F-FACBC PET/CT visualized a suspected local relapse confirmed by transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy. No distant(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the influence of preservation of the muscular internal sphincter and proximal urethra on continence recovery after radical prostatectomy (RP). MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-five consecutive patients with organ confined prostate cancer were submitted to RP with the preservation of muscular internal sphincter and the proximal urethra(More)