Giovanna Giordano

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Affiliation: University of Parma
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Unusual histologic finding in tissue obtained from voluntary pregnancy termination: a case report
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, Italy
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 29:177-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The value of peritoneal washing cytology during intra-abdominal surgery for female genital tract neoplasms
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological and Translational Sciences, Pathological Anatomy and Histology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Genitourin Cancer 12:e95-e101. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint A case of ovarian psammocarcinoma with homolateral serous cystoadenofibroma and thecoma associated with Brenner tumour and cystoadenofibroma of the contralateral ovary
    G Giordano
    Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological, and Translational Sciences, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 34:569-71. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium unrelated to human papilloma virus: a molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological and Translational Sciences, Pathological Anatomy and Histology Unit, University of Parma, Faculty of Medicine, Via Antonio Gramsci 14, 43126 Parma, Italy
    Pathol Oncol Res 19:495-9. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Value of autopsy in renal malformations: comparison of clinical diagnosis and post-mortem examination
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Italy
    Acta Biomed 82:230-43. 2011
  6. pmc A new case of primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the cervix with prominent endometrial and myometrial involvement: Immunohistochemical and molecular studies and review of the literature
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University
    World J Surg Oncol 10:7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Two cases of low-grade endometriod carcinoma associated with undifferentiated carcinoma of the uterus (dedifferentiated carcinoma): a molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Medicina di Laboratorio, Sezione di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica, Parma University, Viale A Gramsci, 14, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Pathol Oncol Res 18:523-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint C-kit protein expression in Wilms' tumour: an immunohistochemical study
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 35:629-35. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Analysis of Cox-2 expression in Wilms' tumor
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Parma, Viale A Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 204:875-82. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Primary moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (atypical carcinoid) of the larynx: A case report with immunohistochemical and molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology, Parma University, Italy
    Auris Nasus Larynx 36:228-31. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Unusual histologic finding in tissue obtained from voluntary pregnancy termination: a case report
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, Italy
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 29:177-8. 2008
    ..An unusual histologic finding in tissue obtained from voluntary pregnancy termination (VPT) is reported to demonstrate the utility of pathologic examination of this specimen...
  2. ncbi request reprint The value of peritoneal washing cytology during intra-abdominal surgery for female genital tract neoplasms
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological and Translational Sciences, Pathological Anatomy and Histology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Genitourin Cancer 12:e95-e101. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate PWC utility in presumed benign and malignant female genital tract neoplasms by comparing the results of peritoneal cytology and corresponding histopathological specimens...
  3. ncbi request reprint A case of ovarian psammocarcinoma with homolateral serous cystoadenofibroma and thecoma associated with Brenner tumour and cystoadenofibroma of the contralateral ovary
    G Giordano
    Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological, and Translational Sciences, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 34:569-71. 2013
    ..Moreover, this example of psammocarcinoma is very interesting because it measures only 1.5 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm and, to the best of the author's knowledge, represents the smallest case ofpsammocarcinoma described so far in the literature...
  4. doi request reprint Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium unrelated to human papilloma virus: a molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological and Translational Sciences, Pathological Anatomy and Histology Unit, University of Parma, Faculty of Medicine, Via Antonio Gramsci 14, 43126 Parma, Italy
    Pathol Oncol Res 19:495-9. 2013
    ..Further studies with more numerous cases and larger molecular analyses are mandatory for this malignancy, to confirm whether it is more closely related to papillary endometrial cancer than to endometrioid carcinoma. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Value of autopsy in renal malformations: comparison of clinical diagnosis and post-mortem examination
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Italy
    Acta Biomed 82:230-43. 2011
    ..The objective was to evaluate the usefulness of post-mortem examination in cases of renal malformations by a comparison of the post-mortem findings with clinical diagnosis...
  6. pmc A new case of primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the cervix with prominent endometrial and myometrial involvement: Immunohistochemical and molecular studies and review of the literature
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University
    World J Surg Oncol 10:7. 2012
    ..In addition, a review was made of the literature to identify the clinical and pathological features of this rare malignancy...
  7. doi request reprint Two cases of low-grade endometriod carcinoma associated with undifferentiated carcinoma of the uterus (dedifferentiated carcinoma): a molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Medicina di Laboratorio, Sezione di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica, Parma University, Viale A Gramsci, 14, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Pathol Oncol Res 18:523-8. 2012
    ..In both cases, UC components were characterized by a high degree of instability, in accordance of its aggressive behaviour and its architectural heterogeneity. Further studies with more numerous cases are mandatory to confirm these data...
  8. doi request reprint C-kit protein expression in Wilms' tumour: an immunohistochemical study
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 35:629-35. 2009
    ..We examined CD117 expression in Wilms' tumour in order to correlate this marker with clinico-pathological data and to clarify its prognostic impact...
  9. doi request reprint Analysis of Cox-2 expression in Wilms' tumor
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, and Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Parma, Viale A Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 204:875-82. 2008
    ..Thus, Cox-2 inhibitors could be used for treating all cases of WT. Further studies, including molecular investigations, would be useful to confirm our hypotheses...
  10. doi request reprint Primary moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (atypical carcinoid) of the larynx: A case report with immunohistochemical and molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology, Parma University, Italy
    Auris Nasus Larynx 36:228-31. 2009
    ..PCR of NEC DNA did not show any signal for HPV DNA. Thus, this neoplasm is not due to an HPV infection, but a mutation of p53 gene which could cause immunohistochemical overexpression of p53 protein...
  11. doi request reprint A case of colloid milium in patient with beta thalassaemia major
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    J Cutan Pathol 35:566-9. 2008
    ..Other cases of CM associated with beta thalassaemia should be reported to confirm these hypotheses...
  12. doi request reprint Clinicopathologic features of 2 new cases of uterine tumors resembling ovarian sex cord tumors
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, University of Parma, Viale A Gramsci 14, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 29:459-67. 2010
    ..The differential diagnosis of UTROSCT and the role of immunohistochemistry in confirming a diagnosis are discussed...
  13. doi request reprint Value of immunohistochemistry in uterine pathology: common and rare diagnostic dilemmas
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, Parma University, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 205:663-76. 2009
    ..Moreover, in many instances, for an accurate diagnosis, immunohistochemical analysis with a panel of markers is more useful than a study with a single antibody...
  14. doi request reprint The role of cervical smear in the diagnosis and management of extrauterine malignancies metastatic to the cervix: three case reports
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Diagn Cytopathol 38:41-6. 2010
    ..However, this study did demonstrate that cytology does not alter patient management or outcome. In effect, in accordance with other studies, our cases of metastatic extragenital neoplasms to the uterus have poor prognosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous rupture of spleen: histological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Medicina di Laboratorio Sezione di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica Università degli Studi di Parma Via Gramsci, 14 Parma, Italy
    Adv Clin Path 7:39-45. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that this lesion can be considered a conventional splenic angiosarcoma with focal histocytic differentiation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Primary adenocarcinoma of the rectovaginal septum arising in pregnancy in the absence of endometriosis
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Italy
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 31:211-3. 2010
    ..Moreover, because no foci of endometriosis were identified in several sections of the neoplasm, uterine and cervical wall, and tissues nearby the neoplasm could represent a rare subtype of PARVS arising in the absence of endometriosis...
  17. doi request reprint A Unique case of primary squamous carcinoma of the salpinx associated with serous carcinoma of the omentum: a pathological and molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 29:533-8. 2010
    ..In summary, in this case we showed that the PSCCS was not due to human papilloma virus infection, but in all probability due to other pathogenetic mechanisms that cause a mutation of the p53 tumor-suppressor gene...
  18. doi request reprint Clinicopathologic implications of the epidermal growth factor receptor, cyclooxygenase 2 expression, and human papillomavirus status in squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix in the elderly
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology, Parma University Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 21:337-48. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Role of human papillomavirus in the development of epithelial ovarian neoplasms in Italian women
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 34:210-7. 2008
    ..The follow ups of the patients with or without HPV DNA were also considered to evaluate whether HPV DNA in these tumors could be an indicator of prognosis...
  20. doi request reprint Human papilloma virus (HPV) status, p16INK4a, and p53 overexpression in epithelial malignant and borderline ovarian neoplasms
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Section of Pathology, Parma University, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 204:163-74. 2008
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  21. ncbi request reprint Endometrial carcinoma metastatic to the vulva: a case report and review of the literature
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 201:751-6. 2005
    ..Moreover, in the presence of metastatic endometrial carcinoma to the vulva, it is necessary to verify if other visceral metastases are present...
  22. ncbi request reprint Metastatic extragenital neoplasms to the uterus: a clinicopathologic study of four cases
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 16:433-8. 2006
    ..Thus, the metastases to the uterus and to other organs of the genital tract can be considered a preterminal event...
  23. ncbi request reprint Detection of human papillomavirus in organs of upper genital tract in women with cervical cancer
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 16:1601-7. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Early fetal akinesia deformation sequence: a case report with unusual autoptic features
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathological Anatomy and Histology, Medical School of Parma University, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17:349-52. 2005
    ..We, moreover believe that the paucity of spinal motoneurons could be due to the anomalies of programmed death during fetal development and the consequence of genetic defects...
  25. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal status, hypertension and obesity as risk factors for malignant transformation in endometrial polyps
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Viale A Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Maturitas 56:190-7. 2007
    ..Moreover, to clarify the mechanisms of carcinogenesis in malignant endometrial polyps we examined the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), P53 and Ki 67 and their relationships with clinicopathologic characteristics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Villoglandular adenocarcinoma of the cervix: two new cases with morphological and molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Parma University, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 26:199-204. 2007
    ..Behavioral cofactors, such as HSV infection (types 1 and 2), oral contraceptive use and smoking, involved in the pathogenesis of other cervical malignancies, can be excluded for the present cases...
  27. ncbi request reprint Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium: a case report with immunohistochemical and molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory Section of Pathology, Parma University, Viale A Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 96:876-9. 2005
    ..In this paper, we report a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium (PSCCE) with immunohistochemical and molecular study to evaluate the phenotype and to define the etiopathogenesis of this tumor...
  28. ncbi request reprint P16(INK4a) overexpression independent of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection in rare subtypes of endometrial carcinomas
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Viale A Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 203:533-8. 2007
    ..However, in our view, other cases of these rare malignancies should be investigated in order to confirm this hypothesis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transitional cell carcinoma of the endometrium associated with benign ovarian brenner tumor: a case report with immunohistochemistry molecular analysis and a review of the literature
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 26:298-304. 2007
    ..In our view, other cases of TCCE associated with ovarian Brenner tumor should be reported to confirm the last 2 hypotheses...
  30. ncbi request reprint Serous psammocarcinoma of the ovary: a case report and review of literature
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory Section of Pathology, Parma University, Via A Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Gynecol Oncol 96:259-62. 2005
    ..We reported a new bilateral case of serous psammocarcinoma. We also reviewed the literature in order to delineate clinical, pathological, and prognostic features of this rare neoplasm...
  31. ncbi request reprint Endometrial mucinous microglandular adenocarcinoma: morphologic, immunohistochemical features, and emphasis in the human papillomavirus status
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 25:77-82. 2006
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  32. ncbi request reprint Preoperative transvaginal ultrasonography and intraoperative gross examination for assessing myometrial invasion by endometrial cancer
    Roberto Berretta
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Parma, Via A Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 27:349-55. 2008
    ..We also evaluated the concordance for the degree of tumor differentiation between diagnostic biopsy and final histologic results...
  33. doi request reprint Metaplastic papillary tumor of the salpinx: report of a case using microsatellite analysis
    Tiziana D'Adda
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Section of Pathological Anatomy, University of Parma, Via Gramsci 14, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 30:532-5. 2011
    ..However, in our opinion, further molecular studies should be conducted on other cases of MPTs to confirm this hypothesis...
  34. ncbi request reprint Vulvar acantholytic squamous carcinoma: a case report with immunohistochemical and molecular study
    Giovanna Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Parma University, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Pathol 24:303-6. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our case, which is the first case of VSAC with polymerase chain reaction analysis and immunohistochemical expression of p16 protein, suggested that this neoplasm could be related to human papillomavirus infection...
  35. ncbi request reprint Endometrial cancer in patients with preoperative diagnosis of atypical endometrial hyperplasia
    Carla Merisio
    Maternal and Infant Care Department, University of Parma, Via Gramsci 14, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 122:107-11. 2005
    ..We also evaluated the influence of preoperative diagnostic techniques (pipelle and dilation and curettage (D&C)), and the value of transvaginal ultrasound in detecting unexpected tumor invasion...
  36. pmc Dedifferentiated endometrial cancer: an atypical case diagnosed from cerebellar and adrenal metastasis: case presentation and review of literature
    Roberto Berretta
    Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int J Clin Exp Pathol 6:1652-7. 2013
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  37. ncbi request reprint Peptide products of the neurotrophin-inducible gene vgf are produced in human neuroendocrine cells from early development and increase in hyperplasia and neoplasia
    Guido Rindi
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2811-5. 2007
    ..Although the neurotrophin-inducible gene vgf is expressed in mammalian neurons and endocrine cells, limited data is available in man...
  38. ncbi request reprint [An autopsy case of neonatal lactic acidosis]
    G Giordano
    Dipartimento di Patologia e Medicina di Laboratorio, Sezione di Antomia ed Istologia Patologica, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Via Gramsci 14, I 43100 Parma
    Pathologica 93:39-43. 2001
    ..In reporting this case, we emphasize the importance of accurate postmortem examination and clinical data for the diagnosis of metabolic lactic acidosis...
  39. doi request reprint Densities, distribution and phenotypic expression of T cells in human fetal skin
    Sergio Di Nuzzo
    Section of Dermatology, Department of Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Arch Dermatol Res 301:753-5. 2009
    ..We suggest that lack of epidermal T cells, although the LC network was fully represented, might reflect the scarce opportunity of fetal LC to contact foreign antigens in utero...
  40. ncbi request reprint A rare case of multiple congenital epulis
    S Parmigiani
    Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Neonatological Sciences, Section of Child Welfare and Neonatal Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 16:55-8. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Causes of sudden infant death syndrome from post-mortem examination
    G Giordano
    Department of Pathology and Medicine of Laboratory, Section of Pathological Anatomy and Histology, Medical School of Parma University, Parma, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 16:41-2. 2004
    ..The primary objective of the present paper was to delineate possible causes of SIDS as derived from a review of autoptic studies reported in the literature...
  42. ncbi request reprint Uterine smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential: a three-case report
    R Berretta
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 18:1121-6. 2008
    ..At present, no final consensus has been reached on the choice of the best strategy for surgery and adjuvant therapy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis of del(9)(p24): a sex reverse case
    Orsola Privitera
    AO Ospedale Civile di Legnano, Stabilimento di Legnano, UO Laboratorio Analisi Sezione di Citogenetica
    Prenat Diagn 25:945-8. 2005
    ..We report on a fetus with sex reversal and del(9)(p24) consequent to a malsegregation of a maternal balanced complex translocation involving chromosomes 7, 9 and 11...