Anna M Buccoliero

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi Glioneuronal tumor with neuropil-like islands: clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features of three pediatric cases
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Pathology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 15:352-60. 2012
  2. doi Angiocentric glioma: clinical, morphological, immunohistochemical and molecular features in three pediatric cases
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Neuropathol 32:107-13. 2013
  3. doi IDH1 mutation in pediatric gliomas: has it a diagnostic and prognostic value?
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Pathology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Fetal Pediatr Pathol 31:278-82. 2012
  4. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 in oligodendroglioma: possible prognostic significance
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Medical School, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 24:201-7. 2004
  5. ncbi Liquid-based endometrial cytology in the management of sonographically thickened endometrium
    Anna M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Diagn Cytopathol 35:398-402. 2007
  6. ncbi Liquid-based endometrial cytology: cyto-histological correlation in a population of 917 women
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Cytopathology 18:241-9. 2007
  7. doi Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA): Is it an astrocytoma? Morphological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study
    Anna M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 29:25-30. 2009
  8. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) overexpression in meningiomas: real time PCR and immunohistochemistry
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 15:187-92. 2007
  9. ncbi NF2 gene expression in sporadic meningiomas: relation to grades or histotypes real time-pCR study
    Anna M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 27:36-42. 2007
  10. doi Embryonal tumor with abundant neuropil and true rosettes: morphological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and molecular study of a case showing features of medulloepithelioma and areas of mesenchymal and epithelial differentiation
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Biomedicine, Careggi Hospital, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 30:84-91. 2010

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  1. doi Glioneuronal tumor with neuropil-like islands: clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features of three pediatric cases
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Pathology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 15:352-60. 2012
    ..In conclusion, glioneuronal tumor with neuropil-like islands can affect children, arise in the spinal cord, and show ependymal features in its glial component. A high-dose chemoradiotherapy program is effective...
  2. doi Angiocentric glioma: clinical, morphological, immunohistochemical and molecular features in three pediatric cases
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Neuropathol 32:107-13. 2013
    ..Owing to the rarity of angiocentric glioma, we believe that each new case should be recorded to produce a better clinical, pathological and molecular characterization of this lesion...
  3. doi IDH1 mutation in pediatric gliomas: has it a diagnostic and prognostic value?
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Pathology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Fetal Pediatr Pathol 31:278-82. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that there is no IDH1 gene involvement in the onset and progression of pediatric astrocytomas. We argue that it is not useful in children to assess the status of IDH1 gene nor for diagnostic nor prognostic purposes...
  4. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 in oligodendroglioma: possible prognostic significance
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Medical School, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 24:201-7. 2004
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  5. ncbi Liquid-based endometrial cytology in the management of sonographically thickened endometrium
    Anna M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Diagn Cytopathol 35:398-402. 2007
    ..It could be usefully applied in association with transvaginal sonography. The combination of these procedures might reduce more invasive and expensive diagnostic procedures...
  6. ncbi Liquid-based endometrial cytology: cyto-histological correlation in a population of 917 women
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Cytopathology 18:241-9. 2007
    ..In order to assess the utility of the liquid-based method in endometrial diagnosis, we evaluated its accuracy in comparison with histology...
  7. doi Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA): Is it an astrocytoma? Morphological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study
    Anna M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 29:25-30. 2009
    ..Our results emphasize the glio-neuronal nature of SEGA. We suggest moving it into the group of mixed glio-neuronal tumors under the denomination of subependymal giant cell tumor...
  8. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) overexpression in meningiomas: real time PCR and immunohistochemistry
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 15:187-92. 2007
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  9. ncbi NF2 gene expression in sporadic meningiomas: relation to grades or histotypes real time-pCR study
    Anna M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 27:36-42. 2007
    ..013). Our data supports the finding that alterations in NF2 gene alteration are histotype related but not grade related...
  10. doi Embryonal tumor with abundant neuropil and true rosettes: morphological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and molecular study of a case showing features of medulloepithelioma and areas of mesenchymal and epithelial differentiation
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Biomedicine, Careggi Hospital, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 30:84-91. 2010
    ..Owing to the rarity of embryonal tumor with abundant neuropil and true rosettes, each new case should be recorded to produce a better clinical, pathological and molecular characterization of this lesion...
  11. ncbi Merlin expression in secretory meningiomas: evidence of an NF2-independent pathogenesis? Immunohistochemical study
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology, University of Florence, Italy
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 15:353-7. 2007
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  12. ncbi Occipital pilomyxoid astrocytoma in a 14-year-old girl--case report
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Viale G B Morgagni, 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Clin Neuropathol 27:373-7. 2008
    ..The patient is alive and well at 18-month follow-up. The case presented provides evidence that pilomyxoid astrocytoma can occur at a later age and can arise in regions different from hypothalamic/chiasmatic...
  13. doi Teratoid hepatoblastoma
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Fetal Pediatr Pathol 27:274-81. 2008
    ..We speculate on the histogenesis of teratoid hepatoblastoma and discuss its association with chemotherapy...
  14. doi Congenital/Infantile fibrosarcoma of the colon: morphologic, immunohistochemical, molecular, and ultrastructural features of a relatively rare tumor in an extraordinary localization
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Careggi Hospital, Firenze, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 30:723-7. 2008
    ..The algorithm for the diagnosis of congenital/infantile fibrosarcoma, especially outside the usual localizations, should comprise morphologic, immunohistochemical, molecular, and ultrastructural studies...
  15. doi Surveillance for endometrial cancer in women on tamoxifen: the role of liquid-based endometrial cytology - cytohistological correlation in a population of 168 women
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 65:240-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of liquid-based cytology for endometrial surveillance in patients receiving tamoxifen...
  16. doi Hox-D genes expression in pediatric low-grade gliomas: real-time-PCR study
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Viale G B Morgagni, 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Cell Mol Neurobiol 29:1-6. 2009
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  17. ncbi O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase in recurring anaplastic ependymomas: PCR and immunohistochemistry
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Chemother 20:263-8. 2008
    ..These results may indicate MGMT as a factor of chemoresistance to alkylating drugs in anaplastic ependymomas and support the uncertainties regarding the actual benefit of chemotherapy for patients with anaplastic ependymomas...
  18. ncbi Liquid-based endometrial cytology: its possible value in postmenopausal asymptomatic women
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Viale G B Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 17:182-7. 2007
    ..Particularly, the combination of liquid-based endometrial cytology and transvaginal sonography may improve their diagnostic accuracy and reduce unnecessary more invasive and expensive procedures...
  19. doi Pediatric rhabdoid meningioma: a morphological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and molecular case study
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Biomedicine, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 31:59-65. 2011
    ..Rhabdoid meningiomas rarely occur in children. Owing to its rarity, each new case should be recorded to produce a better clinical, pathological, molecular, prognostic and therapeutic characterization of this lesion...
  20. ncbi Amniotic band syndrome: a case report
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Biomedicine, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Pathologica 103:11-3. 2011
    ..As evident from this case report, amniotic band syndrome may cause severe malformations and foetal-infant death...
  21. ncbi [Thin-layer cytology in endometrial diagnosis]
    A M Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita di Firenze, Viale G B Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze
    Pathologica 95:179-84. 2003
    ..In asymptomatic postmenopausal women cytology gave sufficient material for the diagnosis significantively more often than endometrial biopsy (respectively 82% and 24%; p = 0.000)...
  22. doi Primary cerebral myxofibrosarcoma: clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical, molecular, and ultrastructural study of an infrequent tumor in an extraordinary localization
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Biomedicine, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:e279-83. 2011
    ..We believe each new case should be recorded to produce a better clinical, pathologic, molecular, prognostic, and therapeutic characterization of this lesion...
  23. ncbi Calcified cystic lymphangioma of the mesentery: case report
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Fetal Pediatr Pathol 28:209-15. 2009
    ..At follow-up 6 months after surgery the patient is well. Calcified cystic lymphangioma of the mesentery should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an intra-abdominal calcified cyst in children...
  24. ncbi Chordoid glioma: clinicopathologic profile and differential diagnosis of an uncommon tumor
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Medical School, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:e141-5. 2004
    ..The Ki-67 index was low. The clinicopathologic profile and the differential diagnosis of this tumor are discussed...
  25. ncbi Pathologic quiz case: infratentorial tumor in a middle-aged woman. Oncocytic variant of choroid plexus papilloma
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale G B Morgagni, 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:1448-50. 2004
  26. ncbi Meningioma-primary brain lymphoma association
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Medical School, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 24:336-40. 2004
    ..The published literature on the meningioma-primary cerebral lymphoma association is revised...
  27. ncbi [BCL-2 in primary central nervous system lymphomas. Immunohistochemistry and molecular biology]
    A M Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Universita di Firenze, Italy
    Pathologica 96:425-9. 2004
    ..Nevertheless, t(14;18) (q32;q21), as evaluated by traditional PCR, may not correspond to diffuse immunohistochemical BCL-2 positivity...
  28. ncbi Cerebellar liponeurocytoma: morphological, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural study of a relapsed case
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Departments of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 25:77-83. 2005
    ..We suggest that liponeurocytoma is an uncertain malignant potential lesion when mitoses are present and the MIB-1 positive cells are more than 10%...
  29. ncbi Oligodendrogliomas lacking O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase expression
    A M Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Italy
    J Chemother 17:321-6. 2005
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  30. doi Merlin expression in pediatric anaplastic ependymomas real time PCR study
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Fetal Pediatr Pathol 29:245-54. 2010
    ..Statistical analysis did not prove significant differences. Our results suggest that NF2 alterations are not typical of intracranial anaplastic ependymomas...
  31. ncbi Inducible cyclooxygenase (COX-2) in glioblastoma--clinical and immunohistochemical (COX-2-VEGF) correlations
    A M Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    Clin Neuropathol 25:59-66. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, the absence of statistical correlation with survival time advises further studies on larger series to ascertain the concrete prognostic value of COX-2 in glioblastoma...
  32. ncbi Papillary glioneuronal tumor radiologically mimicking a cavernous hemangioma with hemorrhagic onset
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Neuropathology 26:206-11. 2006
    ..This article proposes that papillary glioneuronal tumor should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with tumoral related brain hemorrhage...
  33. doi Pineal germinoma morphological features in a liquid-based cerebrospinal fluid sample
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Department of Biomedicine, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:645-6. 2008
  34. ncbi TNM staging and T-cell receptor gamma expression in colon adenocarcinoma. Correlation with disease progression?
    Francesca Castiglione
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 94:384-8. 2008
    ..In this study, we hypothesize that the presence of T cells with the T-cell receptor gamma complex may play a particular role in carcinogenesis and tumor progression...
  35. doi Expression of estrogen receptor beta in colon cancer progression
    Francesca Castiglione
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Diagn Mol Pathol 17:231-6. 2008
    ..Normal tissues show estrogen receptor beta expression greater than pathologic tissues and the estrogen receptor beta result as most expressed in the lower disease stages...
  36. ncbi Chorangiosis: report of three cases and review of the literature
    Adele Caldarella
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italia
    Pathol Res Pract 199:847-50. 2003
    ..Furthermore, we go into the difficulty of discerning the villous capillary lesions and the utility of this division, and describe the clinical effects of these lesions on fetal outcome...
  37. ncbi Oncocytic meningiomas: Cases with benign histopathological features and a favorable clinical course
    Pasquale Gallina
    Department of Neurosurgery, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Neurosurg 105:736-8. 2006
    ..However, the true behavior of, and the long-term follow-up data for, such lesions must still be outlined...
  38. ncbi Quantitative expression of the homeobox and integrin genes in human gastric carcinoma
    Duccio Rossi Degl'Innocenti
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 20:621-9. 2007
    ..The different roles of HOX and integrin genes in gastric carcinoma remain to be fully elucidated. These findings suggest that the HOX genes may play a critical role in the genesis, maintenance and diffusion of gastric carcinoma...
  39. ncbi An incidentally detected third ventricle chordoid glioma
    Pasquale Gallina
    Department of Neurosurgery and Human Pathology, University of Florence, and CTO Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Neurol India 55:406-7. 2007
    ..Since its first report, 37 cases have been described in the literature. We report on an additional case that we considered significant because of its incidental detection and its uneventful surgical removal...
  40. doi Gestational choriocarcinoma: morphological features in a liquid-based endometrial cytological sample
    Francesca Garbini
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Viale G B Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:113-4. 2008
  41. doi Smooth muscle cells, dendritic cells and mast cells are sources of TNFalpha and nitric oxide in human carotid artery atherosclerosis
    Stefano Bacci
    Department of Anatomy, Histology and Forensic Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Thromb Res 122:657-67. 2008
    ..In atherogenesis, dendritic cells, beside presenting antigens, may be sources of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)alpha and nitric oxide (NO), together with mast cells and smooth muscle cells...
  42. ncbi The sialoglycoconjugates in the oviducts of fertile and postmenopausal women
    Gherardo Gheri
    Department of Anatomy Histology and Forensic Medicine, Policlinic of Careggi, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Maturitas 58:269-84. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the distribution of the sialoderivatives of the glycoconjugates in the oviduct of normally menstruating and postmenopausal women...
  43. ncbi NF2 expression levels of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a quantitative real-time PCR study
    Antonio Taddei
    Department of Surgical Pathology, University of Florence, School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    Tumori 94:551-5. 2008
    ..NF2 gene mRNA expression was assessed in fresh tissue of stomach from 5 consecutive patients. We detected no alterations in NF2 gene expression in the quantitative analyses of the 5 tumors...
  44. ncbi Extraventricular neurocytoma: morphological and immunohistochemical considerations on differential diagnosis
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 198:627-33; discussion 635-8. 2002
    ..The authors emphasize the role of the morphological and immunohistochemical evaluations to recognize this rare tumor...
  45. ncbi Promoter methylation and expression analysis of MGMT in advanced pediatric brain tumors
    Iacopo Sardi
    Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, University of Florence, A O U Meyer Children s Hospital, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Oncol Rep 22:773-9. 2009
    ..The heterogeneous PFS in our patients treated with second line TMZ, indicates that MGMT expression alone is insufficient to predict the response to TMZ, presumably because of the DNA repair mechanisms involved...
  46. ncbi Oncocytic meningioma: a case report
    Adele Caldarella
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 198:109-13. 2002
    ..We report an additional case of oncocytic meningioma investigated by ultrastructural and immunohistochemical methods...
  47. doi Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system alone as primary treatment in young women with early endometrial cancer: case report
    Massimiliano Fambrini
    Department of Gynecology, Perinatology, and Human Reproduction, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:630-3. 2009
    ..Close histologic follow-up is required, and immediate surgery is mandatory if endometrial cancer persists...
  48. doi Late solitary metastasis of cutaneous malignant melanoma presenting as abnormal uterine bleeding
    Massimiliano Fambrini
    Department of Gynecology, Perinatology and Human Reproduction, Viale Morgagni, Florence, Italy
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 34:731-4. 2008
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  49. pmc Type A microsatellite instability in pediatric gliomas as an indicator of Turcot syndrome
    Laura Giunti
    Medical Genetics Unit, Meyer Children s University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 17:919-27. 2009
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  50. ncbi Plasma cell granuloma--an enigmatic lesion: description of an extensive intracranial case and review of the literature
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:e220-3. 2003
    ..He is alive with persistent severe visual disturbance 14 months after the diagnosis. We discuss the etiopathogenetic, diagnostic, and therapeutic issues related to this entity, and review the literature...
  51. ncbi Hemangioma of the umbilical cord: report of a case
    Adele Caldarella
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 199:51-5. 2003
    ..Some fetuses and infants died from various causes, indicating that a close follow-up is necessary in these pregnancies..
  52. ncbi Tethered cervical spinal cord due to a hamartomatous stalk in a young adult. Case report
    Paolo Perrini
    Departments of Neurosurgery, and Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    J Neurosurg 102:244-7. 2005
    ..Pathological examination showed that the stalk was formed of hamartomatous tissue. The patient improved following surgery, which suggested that tethering of the cervical spinal cord was responsible for his symptoms...
  53. ncbi Real-time PCR analysis of RNA extracted from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embeded tissues: effects of the fixation on outcome reliability
    Francesca Castiglione
    Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, University of Florence, School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 15:338-42. 2007
    ..Therefore, in relative expression quantization, we confirm that it is appropriate to use specimens with same protocols and time for formalin fixation...
  54. ncbi Brain heterotopia in pharyngeal region. A morphological and immunohistochemical study
    Anna Maria Buccoliero
    Dipartimento di Patologia Umana e Oncologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 198:59-63. 2002
    ..This case report confirms that the presence of choroid plexus is not uncommon and that pharyngeal brain heterotopia is usually benign...
  55. doi Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from synovial sarcoma. Case illustration
    Antonio Scollato
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florence, Italy
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:400. 2008
  56. ncbi Gastric cancer metastatic to the pituitary gland: a case report
    Daniele Pozzessere
    Sandro Pitigliani Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Oncology, Misericordia e Dolce Hospital, Prato, Italy
    Tumori 93:217-9. 2007
    ..After diagnosis the patient began thyroid and adrenal-replacement therapy and was referred to Radiotherapy Unit for treatment on the sellar and pituitary gland region...