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Articles by Gino Puntel
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Gino Puntel wrote the following 2 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Editorial Prognostication and response assessment in liver and pancreatic tumors: The new imaging. 2015

De Robertis, Riccardo / Tinazzi Martini, Paolo / Demozzi, Emanuele / Puntel, Gino / Ortolani, Silvia / Cingarlini, Sara / Ruzzenente, Andrea / Guglielmi, Alfredo / Tortora, Giampaolo / Bassi, Claudio / Pederzoli, Paolo / D'Onofrio, Mirko. ·Riccardo De Robertis, Emanuele Demozzi, Gino Puntel, Mirko D'Onofrio, Department of Radiology, Verona Comprehensive Cancer Network, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy. ·World J Gastroenterol · Pubmed #26078555.

ABSTRACT: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and perfusion computed tomography (CT) are technical improvements of morphologic imaging that can evaluate functional properties of hepato-bilio-pancreatic tumors during conventional MRI or CT examinations. Nevertheless, the term "functional imaging" is commonly used to describe molecular imaging techniques, as positron emission tomography (PET) CT/MRI, which still represent the most widely used methods for the evaluation of functional properties of solid neoplasms; unlike PET or single photon emission computed tomography, functional imaging techniques applied to conventional MRI/CT examinations do not require the administration of radiolabeled drugs or specific equipments. Moreover, DWI and DCE-MRI can be performed during the same session, thus providing a comprehensive "one-step" morphological and functional evaluation of hepato-bilio-pancreatic tumors. Literature data reveal that functional imaging techniques could be proposed for the evaluation of these tumors before treatment, given that they may improve staging and predict prognosis or clinical outcome. Microscopic changes within neoplastic tissues induced by treatments can be detected and quantified with functional imaging, therefore these techniques could be used also for post-treatment assessment, even at an early stage. The aim of this editorial is to describe possible applications of new functional imaging techniques apart from molecular imaging to hepatic and pancreatic tumors through a review of up-to-date literature data, with a particular emphasis on pathological correlations, prognostic stratification and post-treatment monitoring.

2 Review Ultrasound-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration of solid pancreatic neoplasms: 10-year experience with more than 2,000 cases and a review of the literature. 2016

D'Onofrio, Mirko / De Robertis, Riccardo / Barbi, Emilio / Martone, Enrico / Manfrin, Erminia / Gobbo, Stefano / Puntel, Gino / Bonetti, Franco / Pozzi Mucelli, Roberto. ·Department of Radiology, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134, Verona, Italy. · Department of Radiology, Casa di cura Pederzoli, Peschiera del Garda, Italy. riccardo.derobertis@hotmail.it. · Department of Radiology, Casa di cura Pederzoli, Peschiera del Garda, Italy. · Department of Pathology, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. · Department of Pathology, Casa di cura Pederzoli, Peschiera del Garda, Italy. ·Eur Radiol · Pubmed #26373764.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and complication rate of percutaneous ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) of solid pancreatic neoplasms through the analysis of 10-year experiences of two centres. METHODS: Clinical, radiological and pathologic data of 2,024 patients with solid pancreatic masses who underwent US-FNAs were retrospectively evaluated. Indications for aspiration were: unresectable lesions before neo-adjuvant therapy; doubtful imaging findings; and suspicion of uncommon neoplasms with prognostic or therapeutic implications such as metastases or lymphoma. US-FNAs were performed using aspiration needles with a cytopathologist present in centre 1. In centre 2, cytologic samples were collected with Chiba needles and separately evaluated by a cytopathologist. RESULTS: US-FNA had a diagnostic sample rate of 92.2 % (centre 1: 95.9 %; centre 2: 87.2 %). US-FNA repetition after non-diagnostic samples provided a diagnosis in 86.3 % of cases. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and accuracy were 98.7 %, 100 %, 100 %, 75.5 %, and 98.7 %, respectively. The complication rate was 0.8 %. CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous US-FNA is a sensitive, accurate and safe method for the invasive diagnosis of solid pancreatic neoplasms. The use of aspiration needles and the on-site presence of a cytopathologist may lead to a high rate of diagnostic samples, thus reducing the need for US-FNA repetition. KEY POINTS: • Percutaneous ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic neoplasms is sensitive and accurate. • The short-term complication rate of percutaneous ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration is low. • Technical aspects may influence the rate of diagnostic samples.