[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The authors report a case of giant fibroadenoma of the breast in a girl of 11 years old. Juvenile or giant fibroadenoma is a rare pathology usually presenting in adolescence, characterized by massive and rapid enlargement of an encapsulated mass. Nowadays there are some preoperative difficulties distinguishing it from cystosarcoma phyllodes which has a benign and malignant form. It is important to differentiate the two pathologies before operation as they have a different therapeutic approach and different follow up. The etiology is believed to be an end-organ hypersensitivity to normal levels of gonadal hormones and the age of presentation is between 10 to 18 years old. Treatment is usually surgical and ranges from simple excision to subcutaneous mastectomy with reconstruction.
No preview · Article · Jan 2002 · Annali italiani di chirurgia
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell (SCC) carcinomas represent the most common malignant neoplasms of the skin. BCC and SCC are generally small (< 1 cm in diameter) and well defined lesions with a low incidence of metastases. The term « giant » usually applies to tumors 5 cm on larger in diameter and the reported incidence is approximately 1 % of non-melanocytic skin cancer. Giant BCCs and SCCs present a more aggressive biological behavior with a significantly higher tendency for local invasion, tissue destruction and distal metastases. The Authors refer their personal experience on 12 cases of giant tumors treated between january 1990 and december 1998.
No preview · Article · Jan 2001 · Nouvelles Dermatologiques
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The Authors describe a Melkersson-Rosenthal's syndrome in a Down 16 years old. The histologic test has shown an unusual plasmacellular infiltration, that has been considered of secondary and reactive type. After local and systematic useless therapies, it has been proceeded to a reductive cheiloplasty, that besides ta immediate aesthetic results, it has determined lack of relapses to a check of 12 months.
No preview · Article · Jan 2000 · Nouvelles Dermatologiques