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13 results for "Fusco".
#124 Management and outcomes of malignant paragangliomas and phaeochromocytomas
Introduction: Chromaffin-cell tumors include phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas, represent a rare group of neuroendocrine tumors and are located in adrenal medulla or extra-adrenal sites, respectively. Ten percent of phaeochromocytomas and 15-35% of paragangliomas are malignant.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: DR Christos Toumpanakis
#135 The importance of endoscopic ultrasound in detecting recurrent gastrinoma in a case of MEN 1
Introduction: Approximately 25-30% of patients have gastrinomas as part of the inherited syndrome Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 1 (MEN 1). Gastrinomas occur in the pancreas, duodenum or peripancreatic lymph nodes. Diagnosis is made by clinical history, gastroscopy, and measurement of serum gastrin, gastric juice pH, CT scan, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS). Localization of gastrinomas in patients with MEN 1 is challenging due to their small size, frequent duodenal location, and multiplicity.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof. Laura De Marinis
#142 The role of 18F DOPA-PET in a case of malignant pheochromcytoma
Introduction: Pheocromocytoma is a rare tumor arising from chromaffin cells of adrenal medullary or extra adrenal paraganglionic tissue. Histological criteria cannot differentiate benign from malignant pheocromocytomas. The diagnosis of a malignant pheocromocytoma requires local invasion, recurrence and documented metastatic disease. The radionuclide scanning (123I - 131I-MIBG) is a fundamental diagnostic tool used to confirm the biochemical and radiological diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. In fact, MIBG scanning may confirm that the visualised lesion in an adrenal gland is indeed a pheochromocytoma and detect extra-adrenal paraganglionic tissue. However, MIBG scans are negative in around 15% of benign pheochromocytomas and in up to 50% of malignant ones. Other radionuclide techniques (18FDG-PET, 18F-DOPA-PET, 18F-FDA-PET) have been successfully used in investigation of pheochromocytomas. 18F-DOPA-PET and 18F-FDA-PET have been reported to be highly sensitive and specific for benign pheochromocytomas, while 18FDG-PET can be useful for malignant lesions with higher metabolic activity.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof. Laura De Marinis
#299 Clinical and Immunohistochemical Evaluation of Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) and C Cell Hyperplasia (CCH)
Introduction: MTC and CCH has a variable clinical presentation and prognosis and no data are available on the correlation between immunoistochemical (IIC) characterization and clinical behavior.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Prof Laura De Marinis
Authors: Lugli F, Fusco A, Bianchi A, Milardi D, ...
#301 Medical and Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) with Somatostatin Analogues (SSA) in Well- and Moderately Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors
Introduction: PRRT is a treatment choice for inoperable or metastasized neuroendocrine tumors and this therapy seems more effective in the biochemical and volume control of disease than SSA alone.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof Laura De Marinis
#303 Pancreatic Metastases from Bronchopulmonary Atypical Carcinoid: An Uncommon Tumor Spreading to a Rare Location
Introduction: We report an uncommon case of pancreatic metastases from a bronchial atypical carcinoid.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof Laura De Marinis
#543 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Tissue Acquisition (EUS-FNTA) Using a 19-G Needle for Histological Grading of Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors (PETs): A Prospective Study
Introduction: EUS-FNTA is increasingly used in the diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs). Ki-67 expression, an important prognostic factor according to the WHO classification, is difficult to be determined on cytological specimens.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof Laura De Marinis
Authors: Larghi A, Fusco A, Bianchi A, Lugli F, ...
Keywords: EUS, Ki-67, grading, pancreas
#547 Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome Mimicking Insulinoma: A Challenging Diagnosis
Introduction: Insulin autoimmune syndrome (IAS) is a rare condition characterized by hypoglycemia due to autoantibodies against endogenous insulin. It is correlated, in approximately 50% of cases, to specific drugs intake. Hypoglycemia occurs typically during the late post-prandial period.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof Laura De Marinis
#756 Evaluation of VEGF, VEGFR 1-2-3 and Endocan/ESM-1 Expression in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors and Correlation with Ki-67 Labeling and Prognosis
Introduction: Angiogenesis is recognized to play a critical role in progressive tumor growth and spreading and its inhibition is a valuable approach to cancer treatment. Markers of angiogenesis include assessment of microvessel density on tissue sections (often evaluated with antibodies against pan-endothelial antigens, such as CD34) and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors (VEGFR 1-2-3). Endocan, also called endothelial cell specific molecule-1 (ESM-1), has been shown to be expressed by endothelial tumor cells and especially by tip cells during angiogenesis. Endocan is highly up-regulated by pro-angiogenic molecules, such as VEGF. Recently, Endocan has been identified to be one of the molecules involved in the switch from dormant to fast-growing tumors. Among endocrine tumors, Endocan expression has been evaluated only in pituitary adenomas: a positive association between endothelial Endocan expression and recurrence risk, tumor size, tumoral invasion and average mitosis count has been demonstrated. In contrast, there was no association between endothelial Endocan expression and the Ki-67 labeling index
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Basic Science - mTOR and other pathways, signalling, receptors
Presenting Author: Laura De Marinis
Authors: Lugli F, Iacovazzo D, Fusco A, Lanza P, ...
#760 Intraoperative Gamma Probe Detection of Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) with 111In-Pentetreotide
Introduction: MTC is a rare thyroid malignancy representing approximately 5-10% of all thyroid tumors. Early diagnosis and radical surgery are essential to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with MTC. Somatostatin receptors (SSTRs) expression has been described in MTC with a variable pattern, SSTR2 being prevalent. Although somatostatin analogues demonstrated poor efficacy in the control of MTC growth, SSTR expression can be useful in Nuclear Medicine diagnostic procedures. 111In-pentetreotide scintigraphy and 68Ga-somatostatin analogues PET-CT represent valuable techniques in the detection of MTC, although with a lower sensitivity compared to 18F-DOPA PET-CT.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Non digestive NETs (bronchial, MTC, pheochromocytoma)
Presenting Author: Laura De Marinis
Keywords: mtc, srs