Aldo Spallone

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Ten cases of meningioma of the pineal region were histologically verified at a single institution during an 8-year period. These represented 0.3% of 3061 intracranial meningiomas, as well as 6.2% of 164 pineal tumors. Patients were predominantly women. Symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure were most common, whereas Parinaud's syndrome was(More)
The present study deals with 15 cases of choroid plexus papilloma, out of approximately 500 cases of brain tumors observed in children up to 16 years old. Several features are considered, including clinical symptoms and signs—mostly related to increased intracranial pressure—radiological diagnosis, pathology and surgical treatment, and results. Surgery may(More)
OBJECT The results of surgical treatment of epidermoid cysts of the pineal region in six cases are presented. METHODS Six patients with pineal epidermoid cysts underwent surgery at the Institute of Neurosurgery "N. N. Burdenko," in Moscow, during the period 1976 to 1995. The duration of the patients' preadmission clinical history varied from 6 months to 2(More)
In a retrospective study of the use of antifibrinolytic therapy in a series of patients with recently ruptured intracranial aneurysms, 131 patients were selected based on the following criteria: commencement of therapy within 3 days of the last subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); continuation of therapy for at least 6 days; and apparently uncomplicated surgery.(More)
Neurinomas arising from the trigeminal nerve are rare (0.1–0.4% of intracranial tumours; 1–8% of all intracranial neurinomas). A series of 111 trigeminal neurinomas operated on at the Institute of Neurosurgery “N. N. Burdenko” of Moscow, Russia, during the period 1961–1994 is presented. Clinical features, diagnostic radiology, surgery and results of(More)
The surgical anatomy of the temporal branch of the facial nerve was studied bilaterally in 10 embalmed cadaveric heads. Particular attention was paid to the relationships between the temporal branch, the galeal-fascial layers, and the fat pads of the temporal-zygomatic region. The temporal branch of the facial nerve pierces the parotidomasseteric fascia(More)
445 cases of chronic subdural hematomas have been operated on during the last 35 years (1951-1986). The ages of the patients ranged from 14 to 91 years and averaged 54 years. Two groups of patients were considered and compared: (A) extremely aged patients, who were over 75 years old, and (B) patients in their sixth decade of life whose age was in fact close(More)
An aneurysm-induced hydrocephalus was observed in two series of patients who were treated antifibrinolytically in different ways: A = 3 g/day of AMCA + 3 - 400,000 KIU/day of aprotinins, B = 6 g/day of AMCA. Group A showed significantly less formation of hydrocephalus and ischaemic complications. In the survey, various factors (neurological condition,(More)
A series of 15 arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the corpus callosum--9% of 170 intracranial AVMs admitted to the School of Medicine of the University of Rome during a 30-yr period--was studied. In all cases the lesion concerned mainly the corpus callosum, although in some it also involved the surrounding structures, such as septum pellucidum, tela(More)
Three cases are presented of meningiomas following small-dose external cranial irradiation in which several features clearly indicate a causal relationship between radiotherapy and tumour development. In two of them, multiple meningiomas followed X-ray treatment for Tinea capitis. The length of the latent period separates meningiomas following high-dose(More)