Vincenzo Ambrogi

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BACKGROUND Although simple lung or liver metastasectomy from colorectal cancer have proved effective in selected patients, the value of simultaneous biorgan metastasectomies is still debated. STUDY DESIGN Of 155 patients who underwent operation for lung or liver colorectal metastases between March 1987 and December 1998, we retrospectively reviewed 29(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between lung malignancy and cardiovascular disease has been frequently reported though its therapeutic and prognostic implications not thoroughly analyzed. This study aims at assessing the possible impact of coexisting cardiovascular disease on the outcome of surgical treatment of non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Among(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been found in lung cancer cases with variable frequency. In the present study, we analysed a series of 38 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (21 paraffin-embedded archival samples and 17 fresh surgical specimens) for the presence of E6 and E7 oncogenes of HPV16, 18 and 31. Eight of the tumours were positive(More)
AIMS To evaluate the prognostic impact of tumour angiogenesis assessed by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), microvessel density (MVD), and tumour vessel invasion in patients who had undergone radical resection for stage IB-IIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Fifty one patients (42 men, nine women; mean age, 62.3 years; SD, 6.9)(More)
Background:Combined resection of solitary synchronous brain metastases and non–small-cell lung cancer has been shown to be successful. Thus, we proposed combining the surgery of solitary, extracranial metastases, and resectable lung cancer. Methods:Between March 1987 and December 1994, surgery was performed on nine patients with non–small-cell lung cancer(More)
In diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the response to first-line immunochemotherapy remains somewhat unpredictable. Interim [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) (PET-int) analysis could be an important tool in the prompt shift to intensified regimens. We prospectively evaluated the effectiveness of PET-int carried out at(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Metastasectomy proved to be the choice treatment in the case of pulmonary metastasis. In this study we assessed the impact on survival of three types of resection: minimal by laser or conventional device and lobectomy. METHODS We considered 85 patients who underwent lung metastasectomy for tumors that originated from various(More)
Platelet activation, commonly found in lung cancer patients, may cause the release of angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A). The present study was designed to investigate whether plasma VEGF-A levels were associated to different stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Moreover, sP-selectin, prothrombin fragment 1+2(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective randomized trial was established in our department to compare the usefulness of the neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser in resection of lung metastases. We report the results of the first 45 patients after a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. DESIGN Randomized prospective trial from March 1987 to March 1995. SETTING(More)
To facilitate initial visualization and subsequent mobilization of the thymus, adjuvant pneumomediastinum was preoperatively induced in 4 patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy. Neither mortality nor technique-related morbidity was observed. This experience shows video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy to be a safe and reliable(More)