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)
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)
Candida inconspicua was recovered from three patients with hematological malignancies. Two patients had intravenous-catheter-associated fungemia, whereas the third had fungal hepatitis. The three cases of infection occurred over a period of 1 month in patients staying in adjacent single rooms. In vitro susceptibility testing of fungal strains showed all(More)
Histoplasmosis, which is highly endemic in the United States, is rare in Europe, usually imported but sometimes autochthonous. In Africa, histoplasmosis capsulati coexists with "African histoplasmosis", a characteristic skin infection caused by H. capsulatum var. duboisii. Histoplamosis due to H. capsulatum is one of the 12 secondary infections listed in(More)