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Articles by Antonella Carnuccio
Based on 6 articles published since 2009
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Between 2009 and 2019, A. Carnuccio wrote the following 6 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Review Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis and endoscopic staging. 2010

Galasso, D / Carnuccio, A / Larghi, A. ·Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. ·Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci · Pubmed #20496552.

ABSTRACT: Early diagnosis and appropriate staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is of vital importance to possibly detect this otherwise lethal disease at a curable phase and to stratify patients who would benefit the most from surgical resection. The availability of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with its unique capability of obtaining refine images of the pancreas has represented a major breakthrough in the management of these difficult tasks. Furthermore, the ability to perform fine needle aspiration (FNA) under real time EUS guidance has offered the possibility to reach a definite diagnosis which has a major impact on the decision making process in the care of patients with both resectable and unresecectable pancreatic cancer. In parallel to the widespread importance of diagnostic EUS, the therapeutic applications of EUS are increasing and may further expand the role of this procedure in the management of pancreatic cancer. This article focuses on the current role of EUS and EUS-FNA in the diagnosis and staging of solid pancreatic lesions in different clinical scenarios, including those individuals at a high risk of developing pancreatic cancer and who may be candidates for a EUS-based screening and surveillance program. Data on the emerging therapeutic role of EUS for pancreatic cancer treatment will also be reviewed.

2 Clinical Trial Ki-67 grading of nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors on histologic samples obtained by EUS-guided fine-needle tissue acquisition: a prospective study. 2012

Larghi, Alberto / Capurso, Gabriele / Carnuccio, Antonella / Ricci, Riccardo / Alfieri, Sergio / Galasso, Domenico / Lugli, Francesca / Bianchi, Antonio / Panzuto, Francesco / De Marinis, Laura / Falconi, Massimo / Delle Fave, Gianfranco / Doglietto, Giovanni Battista / Costamagna, Guido / Rindi, Guido. ·Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Divisionof Digestive and Liver Disease, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. albertolarghi@yahoo.it ·Gastrointest Endosc · Pubmed #22898415.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Preoperative determination of Ki-67 expression, an important prognostic factor for grading nonfunctioning pancreatic endocrine tumors (NF-PETs), remains an important clinical challenge. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the feasibility, yield, and clinical impact of EUS-guided fine-needle tissue acquisition (EUS-FNTA) with a large-gauge needle to obtain tissue samples for histologic diagnosis and Ki-67 analysis in patients with suspected NF-PETs. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical center. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with a single pancreatic lesion suspicious for NF-PET on imaging. INTERVENTION: EUS-FNTA with a 19-gauge needle. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Feasibility and yield of EUS-FNTA for diagnosis and Ki-67 expression determination. RESULTS: Thirty patients (mean [± SD] age 55.7 ± 14.9 years), with a mean (± SD) lesion size of 16.9 ± 6.1 mm were enrolled. EUS-FNTA was successfully performed without complications in all patients, with a mean (± SD) of 2.7 ± 0.5 passes per patient. Adequate samples for histologic examination were obtained in 28 of the 30 patients (93.3%). Ki-67 determination could be performed in 26 of these 28 patients (92.9%, 86.6% overall), 12 of whom underwent surgical resection. Preoperative and postoperative Ki-67 proliferation indexes were concordant in 10 patients (83.3%), whereas 2 patients were upstaged from G1 to G2 or downstaged from G2 to G1, respectively. LIMITATIONS: Single center study with a single operator. CONCLUSION: In patients with suspected nonfunctioning low-grade to intermediate-grade pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (p-NETs), retrieval of tissue specimens with EUS-FNTA by using a 19-gauge needle is safe, feasible, and highly accurate for both diagnosis and Ki-67 determination. A Ki-67 proliferative index acquired through this technique might be of great help for further therapeutic decisions.

3 Article Prevalence and risk factors of extrapancreatic malignancies in a large cohort of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas. 2013

Larghi, A / Panic, N / Capurso, G / Leoncini, E / Arzani, D / Salvia, R / Del Chiaro, M / Frulloni, L / Arcidiacono, P G / Zerbi, A / Manta, R / Fabbri, C / Ventrucci, M / Tarantino, I / Piciucchi, M / Carnuccio, A / Boggi, U / Costamagna, G / Delle Fave, G / Pezzilli, R / Bassi, C / Bulajic, M / Ricciardi, W / Boccia, S. ·Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. ·Ann Oncol · Pubmed #23676419.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study are to estimate prevalence and incidence of extrapancreatic malignancies (EPMs) among intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas, and to identify risk factors for their occurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted multicentric cohort study in Italy from January 2010 to January 2011 including 390 IPMN cases. EPMs were grouped as previous, synchronous (both prevalent) and metachronous (incident). We calculated the observed/expected (O/E) ratio of prevalent EPMs, and compared the distribution of demographic, medical history and lifestyle habits. RESULTS: Ninety-seven EPMs were diagnosed in 92 patients (23.6%), among them 78 (80.4%) were previous, 14 (14.4%) were synchronous and 5 (5.2%) were metachronous. O/E ratios for prevalent EPMs were significantly increased for colorectal carcinoma (2.26; CI 95% 1.17-3.96), renal cell carcinoma (6.00; CI 95% 2.74-11.39) and thyroid carcinoma (5.56; CI 95% 1.80-12.96). Increased age, heavy cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and first-degree family history of gastric cancer are significant risk factors for EPMs, while first-degree family history of colorectal carcinoma was borderline. CONCLUSION: We report an increased prevalence of EPMs in Italian patients with IPMN, especially for colorectal carcinoma, renal cell and thyroid cancers. A systematic surveillance of IPMN cases for such cancer types would be advised.

4 Article Risk factors for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas: a multicentre case-control study. 2013

Capurso, Gabriele / Boccia, Stefania / Salvia, Roberto / Del Chiaro, Marco / Frulloni, Luca / Arcidiacono, Paolo Giorgio / Zerbi, Alessandro / Manta, Raffaele / Fabbri, Carlo / Ventrucci, Maurizio / Tarantino, Ilaria / Piciucchi, Matteo / Carnuccio, Antonella / Boggi, Ugo / Leoncini, Emanuele / Costamagna, Guido / Delle Fave, Gianfranco / Pezzilli, Raffaele / Bassi, Claudio / Larghi, Alberto / Anonymous6710751 / Anonymous6720751. ·Digestive and Liver Disease Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome at S. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy. gabriele.capurso@gmail.com ·Am J Gastroenterol · Pubmed #23458848.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To investigate environmental, personal, and hereditary risk factors associated with the occurrence of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMNs). METHODS: Multicentre case-control study. Risk factors were identified from a questionnaire collecting data on family and medical history, and environmental factors. Cases were prevalent IPMNs seen at the participating units within an 18-month timeframe. Matched controls were enrolled alongside patients seen at outpatient clinics. RESULTS: Three-hundred and ninety patients with IPMN and 390 matched controls (166 males, mean age 65 in each group) were enrolled. Of the IPMNs, 310 had branch-duct involvement and 80 main-duct involvement. The only cancer with a 1st degree family history significantly higher in IPMN was pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) (5.4% vs. 1.5%). Previous history of diabetes (13.6% vs. 7.5%), chronic pancreatitis (CP) (3.1% vs. 0.3%), peptic ulcer (7.2% vs. 4.3%), and insulin use (4.9% vs. 1.1%) were all more frequent with IPMNs. Logistic regression multivariate analysis revealed that history of diabetes (odds ratio (OR): 1.79, confidence interval (CI) 95%: 1.08-2.98), CP (OR: 10.10, CI 95%: 1.30-78.32), and family histories of PDAC (OR: 2.94, CI 95%: 1.17-7.39) were all independent risk factors. However, when analysis was restricted to diabetics who had taken insulin, risk of IPMN became stronger (OR: 6.03, CI 95%: 1.74-20.84). The association with all these risk factors seemed stronger for the subgroup with main duct involvement. CONCLUSIONS: A previous history of diabetes, especially with insulin use, CP, and family history of PDAC are all relevant risk factors for the development of IPMN. These results suggest an overlap between certain risk factors for PDAC and IPMN.

5 Article Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration with liquid-based cytologic preparation in the diagnosis of primary pancreatic lymphoma. 2010

Rossi, Esther Diana / Larghi, Alberto / Verna, Elizabeth C / Martini, Maurizio / Galasso, Domenico / Carnuccio, Antonella / Larocca, Luigi Maria / Costamagna, Guido / Fadda, Guido. ·Department of Pathology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. ·Pancreas · Pubmed #20944491.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis subtyping of lymphoma on specimens collected by endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) can be extremely difficult. When a cytopathologist is available for the on-site evaluation, the diagnosis may be achieved by applying flow cytometric techniques. We describe our experience with immunocytochemistry (ICC) and molecular biology studies applied on EUS-FNA specimens processed with a liquid-based cytologic (LBC) preparation for the diagnosis of primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL). METHODS: Three patients with a pancreatic mass underwent EUS-FNA. The collected specimens were processed with the ThinPrep method for the cytologic diagnosis and eventual additional investigations. RESULTS: A morphologic picture consistent with PPL was found on the LBC specimens of the 3 patients. Subsequent ICC and molecular biology studies for immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement established the diagnosis of pancreatic large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2 patients and a non-Hodgkin lymphoma with plasmoblastic/immunoblastic differentiation in the remaining one. CONCLUSIONS: An LBC preparation can be used to diagnose and subtype PPL by applying ICC and molecular biology techniques to specimens collected with EUS-FNA. This method can be an additional processing method for EUS-FNA specimens in centers where on-site cytopathologist expertise is not available.

6 Minor Pancreatic metastases from a bronchopulmonary carcinoid diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle tissue acquisition. 2012

Larghi, Alberto / Lugli, Francesca / Sharma, Vijay / Carnuccio, Antonella / Anastasi, Francesco / Fusco, Alessandra / Perotti, Germano / De Marinis, Laura / Costamagna, Guido / Rindi, Guido. · ·Pancreas · Pubmed #22415675.

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