Simonetta Piana

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Affiliation: Reggio Emilia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma with fatal outcome: evidence of tumor progression in lymph node metastases: report of 3 cases, with morphological and molecular analysis
    Simonetta Piana
    Pathology Unit, IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Hum Pathol 44:556-65. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Pathological findings of thyroid nodules after percutaneous laser ablation : a series of 22 cases with cyto-histological correlation
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Endocr Pathol 23:94-100. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Is a five-category reporting scheme for thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology accurate? Experience of over 18,000 FNAs reported at the same institution during 1998-2007
    S Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Cytopathology 22:164-73. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Solitary fibrous tumor of the spinal nerve rootlet: report of a case mimicking schwannoma
    Simonetta Piana
    Servizio di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica, Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:335-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Oncocytic adenocarcinoma of the rectum arising on a villous adenoma with oncocytic features
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Virchows Arch 448:228-31. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Generalized granuloma annulare associated with scabies
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 32:518-20. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Encapsulated well-differentiated follicular-patterned thyroid carcinomas do not play a significant role in the fatality rates from thyroid carcinoma
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, University of Bologna School of Medicine, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Surg Pathol 34:868-72. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Epidermotropic chondroid metastasis of melanoma: report of a case of metastatic melanoma with previously unreported morphological features
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 31:301-4. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Atypical Spitz tumours and sentinel lymph node biopsy: a systematic review
    Aimilios Lallas
    Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Lancet Oncol 15:e178-83. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Allele percentage of the BRAF V600E mutation in papillary thyroid carcinomas and corresponding lymph node metastases: no evidence for a role in tumor progression
    Greta Gandolfi
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Oncology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E934-42. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma with fatal outcome: evidence of tumor progression in lymph node metastases: report of 3 cases, with morphological and molecular analysis
    Simonetta Piana
    Pathology Unit, IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Hum Pathol 44:556-65. 2013
    ..These data suggest that, in cases of metastatic papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, an accurate morphologic analysis of the metastatic deposits could contribute to a more accurate prediction of tumor behavior...
  2. doi request reprint Pathological findings of thyroid nodules after percutaneous laser ablation : a series of 22 cases with cyto-histological correlation
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Endocr Pathol 23:94-100. 2012
    ..Our long-term histopathological findings indicate that LA treatment of benign thyroid nodules is safe, and patients undergoing LA may also be followed up by fine needle aspiration...
  3. doi request reprint Is a five-category reporting scheme for thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology accurate? Experience of over 18,000 FNAs reported at the same institution during 1998-2007
    S Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Cytopathology 22:164-73. 2011
    ..It focuses mainly on the accuracy of thyroid FNA as a preoperative test in a large subset of histologically distinct thyroid lesions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Solitary fibrous tumor of the spinal nerve rootlet: report of a case mimicking schwannoma
    Simonetta Piana
    Servizio di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica, Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:335-7. 2004
    ..The present case suggests that solitary fibrous tumor should be considered in differentiating spindle cell lesions of the spinal cord and nerve rootlet...
  5. ncbi request reprint Oncocytic adenocarcinoma of the rectum arising on a villous adenoma with oncocytic features
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Virchows Arch 448:228-31. 2006
    ..Molecular alterations observed in oncocytic changes and their significance with regards to neoplastic transformation are briefly discussed...
  6. doi request reprint Generalized granuloma annulare associated with scabies
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Viale Risorgimento 80, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 32:518-20. 2010
    ..GA has been associated with infections, vaccines, and neoplasias. We describe a case of generalized GA arising in a 50-year-old man with a diffuse infestation by Sarcoptes scabiei...
  7. ncbi request reprint Encapsulated well-differentiated follicular-patterned thyroid carcinomas do not play a significant role in the fatality rates from thyroid carcinoma
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, University of Bologna School of Medicine, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Surg Pathol 34:868-72. 2010
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  8. doi request reprint Epidermotropic chondroid metastasis of melanoma: report of a case of metastatic melanoma with previously unreported morphological features
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Am J Dermatopathol 31:301-4. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first description of a case of epidermotropic chondroid metastatic melanoma...
  9. ncbi request reprint Atypical Spitz tumours and sentinel lymph node biopsy: a systematic review
    Aimilios Lallas
    Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Lancet Oncol 15:e178-83. 2014
    ..These findings indicate that, especially in the paediatric population, it might be prudent initially to use complete excision with clear margins and careful clinical follow-up in patients with atypical Spitz tumours...
  10. doi request reprint Allele percentage of the BRAF V600E mutation in papillary thyroid carcinomas and corresponding lymph node metastases: no evidence for a role in tumor progression
    Greta Gandolfi
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Oncology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E934-42. 2013
    ..Due to the genetic heterogeneity of the tumor, both the occurrence and the allele percentage of the BRAF mutation should be considered to unravel this controversy...
  11. pmc Cadherin 6 is a new RUNX2 target in TGF-β signalling pathway
    Valentina Sancisi
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Oncology and Advanced Technologies, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e75489. 2013
    ..Overall, these observations provide novel information on the mechanism of the EMT program in tumor progression and indicate CDH6 as a potential regulator of invasiveness in thyroid tumors. ..
  12. doi request reprint Prognostic factors affecting neck lymph node recurrence and distant metastasis in papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid: results of a study in 445 patients
    Giuseppe Mercante
    Department of Otolaryngology, Thyroid Disease Center Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Thyroid 19:707-16. 2009
    ..Total thyroidectomy, thyroid lobectomy/isthmectomy, and even no treatment have been proposed. We investigated the clinical course and prognostic factors for disease recurrence and distant metastasis in 445 patients with PMC...
  13. pmc Runx2 isoform I controls a panel of proinvasive genes driving aggressiveness of papillary thyroid carcinomas
    Valentina Sancisi
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E2006-15. 2012
    ..In a recent work, we reported that the transcriptional regulator Id1 contributes to thyroid cancer progression by powering the invasion capacity of tumor cells...
  14. ncbi request reprint Morphologic grading and treatment of facial actinic keratosis
    Iris Zalaudek
    Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz Auenbruggerplatz 8 8046 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    Clin Dermatol 32:80-7. 2014
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  15. ncbi request reprint Inserting ex vivo fluorescence confocal microscopy perioperatively in Mohs micrographic surgery expedites bedside assessment of excision margins in recurrent basal cell carcinoma
    Caterina Longo
    Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Dermatology 227:89-92. 2013
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  16. ncbi request reprint Flat pigmented macules on sun-damaged skin of the head/neck: junctional nevus, atypical lentiginous nevus, or melanoma in situ?
    Iris Zalaudek
    Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 8, 8036 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    Clin Dermatol 32:88-93. 2014
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  17. doi request reprint Can noninvasive imaging tools potentially predict the risk of ulceration in invasive melanomas showing blue and black colors?
    Caterina Longo
    Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Medical Department, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Melanoma Res 23:125-31. 2013
    ..As ulceration is a very significant prognostic factor, speculation arising from this study that dermoscopic black color may in some cases indicate incipient ulceration is worthy of further study...
  18. doi request reprint Dermoscopy and confocal microscopy of nested melanoma of the elderly: recognizing a newly defined entity
    Caterina Longo
    Units of Dermatology and Skin Cancer, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    JAMA Dermatol 149:941-5. 2013
    ..However, the clinical, dermoscopic, and confocal aspects have been depicted only partially...
  19. doi request reprint Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene copy number in colorectal adenoma-carcinoma progression
    Marcella Flora
    Pathology Unit, Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Cancer Genet 205:630-5. 2012
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  20. ncbi request reprint Fluorescence confocal microscopy for pathologists
    Moira Ragazzi
    Pathology Unit, IRCSS Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Mod Pathol 27:460-71. 2014
    ..This is the first study to employ fluorescent confocal microscopy on surgical specimens other than the skin and to evaluate the diagnostic capability of this technology from pathologists' viewpoint. ..
  21. doi request reprint "White" network in Spitz nevi and early melanomas lacking significant pigmentation
    Iris Zalaudek
    Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Am Acad Dermatol 69:56-60. 2013
    ..Although white network has been described in both tumors, little is known about the frequency of this pattern in both tumors...
  22. doi request reprint Multifocal PEComa (PEComatosis) of the female genital tract associated with endometriosis, diffuse adenomyosis, and endometrial atypical hyperplasia
    Elisabetta Froio
    Department of Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Int J Surg Pathol 16:443-6. 2008
    ..We interpret these foci as the result of a widespread proliferation of perivascular epithelioid cells (PEC). Because of the diffuse quality of the process, the designation of PEComatosis seems warranted...
  23. doi request reprint A curious serendipitous finding: Spitz naevus combined with a syringoma
    Simonetta Piana
    Unit of Anatomic Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Australas J Dermatol 54:e64-6. 2013
    ..Exceptionally infrequent is however the collision of a Spitz naevus with an epithelial tumour. Here we report the clinical-dermoscopic and histopathological findings of a Spitz naevus occurring in collision with a syringoma...
  24. doi request reprint Management rules to detect melanoma
    Aimilios Lallas
    Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova IRCCS, IT 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Dermatology 226:52-60. 2013
    ..3) Use the 10 seconds rule in single lesions. (4) Compare and monitor multiple moles. (5) Excise doubtful nodular lesions. (6) Combine clinical and dermoscopic criteria. (7) Combine clinical and histopathologic criteria...
  25. ncbi request reprint Combined small cell carcinoma and clear cell carcinoma of the gallbladder: report of a case and review of the literature
    Simonetta Piana
    Servizio di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 198:821-4. 2002
    ..The patient died after 3 years following treatment with combination chemotherapy. The histologic and immunohistochemical profile of the lesion is described, together with a brief review of the pertinent bibliography...
  26. doi request reprint Inhibitor of DNA binding-1 induces mesenchymal features and promotes invasiveness in thyroid tumour cells
    Alessia Ciarrocchi
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Oncology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 47:934-45. 2011
    ..This study identifies Id1 as part of the pro-metastatic programme of thyroid cancer and suggests its possible utilisation as a prognostic marker...
  27. doi request reprint Early diagnosis of melanoma: what is the impact of dermoscopy?
    Giuseppe Argenziano
    Dermatology Unit, Medical Department, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 25:403-9. 2012
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  28. ncbi request reprint BRAFV600E mutation does not mean distant metastasis in thyroid papillary carcinomas
    Valentina Sancisi
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Oncology, Arcispedale S Maria Nuova, Azienda Ospedaliera Instituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E1745-9. 2012
    ..However, controversy exists on the consistency of these data, and very little is known about the relationship between this genetic alteration and the tendency of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) to develop metastasis at distant sites...
  29. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided percutaneous laser ablation of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a feasibility study on three cases with pathological and immunohistochemical evaluation
    Roberto Valcavi
    1 Endocrinology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova and Clinical Cancer Research Institute IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Thyroid 23:1578-82. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate the clinical feasibility of LA on PTMC as a primary treatment and to prove histologically the absence of residual viable tumor after LA procedure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dedifferentiated acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland with myoepithelial features
    Simonetta Piana
    Department of Clinical Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 126:1104-5. 2002
    ..The recurrences consisted of residual foci of acinic cell carcinoma intermingled with a high-grade epithelial proliferation; the latter was focally constituted by cells with morphologic and immunohistochemical features of myoepithelium...
  31. doi request reprint Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma associated with chronic inflammation arising in a renal pseudocyst
    Riccardo Valli
    Unit of Anatomic Pathology, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Int J Surg Pathol 19:117-9. 2011
    ..This study reports a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma associated with chronic inflammation occurring in a renal pseudocyst: an infrequent neoplasm with an unusual and subtle clinical presentation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Multifocal melanoma arising on nevus spilus
    Simonetta Piana
    Int J Dermatol 45:1380-1. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Blue nevus of the nasal mucosa
    Simonetta Piana
    Virchows Arch 446:342-3. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Epstein-Barr-positive lymphoepithelial carcinoma and epi-myoepithelial cell carcinoma of the parotid gland: a hitherto unreported example of hybrid tumour
    Simonetta Piana
    Virchows Arch 445:425-8. 2004