Alberto Rinaldi Ceroni

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Oncocytic tumors are a distinctive class of proliferative lesions composed of cells with a striking degree of mitochondrial hyperplasia that are particularly frequent in the thyroid gland. To understand whether specific mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are associated with the accumulation of mitochondria, we sequenced the entire mtDNA in 50 oncocytic(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for postoperative transient hypoparathyroidism in a group of patients undergoing thyroid surgery. STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was conducted on 604 patients undergoing thyroid surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Gender, final diagnosis, extent of resection, biology of pathology,(More)
In a proportion of small acoustic neuroma patients, monitoring with magnetic resonance imaging shows no volumetric increase of tumour size over the years. The object of the study was to identify some indications for the clinical choice between immediate surgery (with the related risks) and watchful waiting. We performed a retrospective study of 47(More)
A 66-year-old woman was referred with left hearing loss. A probable diagnosis of left secretory otitis media with effusion was formulated. A left myringotomy was performed to remove hyperplastic hard tissue from the tympanic cavity. A high resolution CT scan of the temporal bone disclosed a soft-tissue mass completely involving the mastoid and tympanic(More)
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a labyrinthine disorder with a typical behavior: intense crises of rotational vertigo induced by postural changes of the head, with short duration and usually good responsiveness to rehabilitative maneuvers. This phenomenon is thought to be subsequent to the movement of floating particles in the labyrinthine(More)
PURPOSE In this study, the surgical management of an inverted papilloma of the nose and paranasal sinuses performed at our institution is reviewed. METHODS Eighty-nine patients diagnosed with an inverted papilloma and treated at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department of Bologna University from January 1980 to January 2001 were retrospectively reviewed. Only(More)
OBJECTIVES Stimulated by the availability of a larger sample of patients and a longer follow-up period, we update our experience with conservative management of vestibular schwannomas. STUDY DESIGN Patients with intracanalicular and small/medium-sized tumors have been followed prospectively at a tertiary referral center. METHODS One hundred twenty-three(More)
Increasingly more detailed imaging techniques have recently highlighted the frequent occurrence of bony labyrinthine dehiscence. Among them, superior canal dehiscence (SCD) has been described in a number of cases presenting different features. Here, we report a series of 13 cases, in which the detection of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) in(More)
OBJECTIVES Minimal-access thyroid surgery, using various techniques, is increasingly being reported. The present study reviews our experience with thyroid surgery using a minimally invasive approach (MIT). STUDY DESIGN Between October 2002 and December 2004, a prospective nonrandomized study of patients undergoing thyroid surgery was performed to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation therapy (RT) is one of the gold standard treatments for early laryngeal cancer, and total laryngectomy is still the most applied surgical procedure after failure. Selected recurrences can be managed by supracricoid partial laryngectomies (SCPLs). METHODS A multi-institutional retrospective analysis was carried out in 78 consecutive(More)