Aldo Mazzoni

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A group of 166 soil samples collected in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy from avian and chiropteran habitats was examined for the presence of keratinophilic fungi. One hundred forty-four isolates, classified among 14 genera, were obtained. The majority of the fungi were members of the family Gymnoascaceae. The significance of these findings was discussed.
We have studied a new type of end-to-side nerve repair in rats. The healthy (donor) nerve was not divided but an epineural window was created. In our experiment, a nerve graft bridged the tibial nerve to the distal end of the divided peroneal nerve. Electrophysiological studies showed electrical impulses conducted through both end-to-side nerve junctions.(More)
Temporal bone carcinoma is an uncommon aggressive malignancy. Its low incidence and the absence of a globally accepted staging system still make it difficult to compare different centers' approaches and results. In this review of the main available studies dealing with temporal bone carcinoma since 1995, we consider its rational preoperative staging and(More)
Facial nerve neuromas are uncommon tumors that involve the facial nerve. There is no classic presentation of these tumors. This study presents a series of 22 patients with facial neuromas managed from 1977 to 1993. Facial nerve dysfunction was the most common complaint, present in 90.5% of cases. Hearing loss was the second most common complaint and was(More)
We describe the first known case of vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis caused by Blastoschizomyces capitatus in a leukemic patient and the results of therapy. We also reconfirm the microbiological characteristics which differentiate this species from other yeastlike pathogens.
Over the past few years there have been reports discussing the preservation of hearing after the removal of acoustic neuromas through the middle cranial fossa or the suboccipital approaches. This is a complex issue with many facets and controversies. In an attempt to answer at least some of these controversies, this article reviews the experience of our(More)
The incidence of lipoma among parotid tumours ranges from 0.6% to 4.4%, with most series reporting an incidence of 1%. The most common origin of these tumours, in the parotid gland, is from the superficial lobe and, only rarely, from the deep lobe. Lipomas, upon clinical history, are found to be most frequently related to an episode of trauma. Computed(More)