Alessandro Pusateri

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The authors describe the results obtained in 13 consecutive cases of craniosynostosis operated on according to a protocol devised at avoiding allogeneic blood transfusion. The protocol is based on pre- and postoperative treatment with erythropoietin, preoperative autologous blood donation, preoperative normovolemic hemodilution and intraoperative blood(More)
Improved anesthesiological and surgical care has resulted in a progressively declining need for allogeneic blood transfusion. In infants with craniosynostosis, however, allogeneic blood transfusion is still performed as a routine procedure. In the present paper, the authors describe a protocol they have devised with the aim of limiting or even avoiding(More)
INTRODUCTION Epilepsy is a relatively common condition in childhood with a generally favorable prognosis of the affected population. Nevertheless, a significant minority of the treated children do not respond to the medical treatment so that surgical treatment is necessary. While minor surgical procedures have a negligible incidence of mortality, major ones(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy by the posterior lacrimal sac approach without use of lacrimal stents or harvest of mucosal flaps as a valid surgical procedure for the treatment of an obstruction of the lacrimal pathways. A retrospective evaluation was conducted in a cohort of 75 patients(More)
OBJECTS In literature, excessive perioperative haemorrhage and related haemodynamic instability have been described as major risk factors in hemispherectomy. In this report we analyse the impact of neurosurgical operation on both the haematological and coagulative patterns of these children, especially focusing on younger patients. METHODS From 1993 to(More)
OBJECTIVE Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks are most commonly located along the anterior skull base. Sphenoidal localization is less common, and clival localization is even rarer. We analyzed a group of patients with spontaneous leaks and selected patients with clival localization. This article discusses surgical management of these entities and(More)
Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign tumor of the parotid glands. Rarely it may arise from minor salivary glands of the upper aerodigestive tract. A 57-year-old woman was admitted at our institution presenting with nasal obstruction. Endoscopic evaluation revealed a pedicled mass in the rhinopharynx. After radiological examination, we opted for a(More)
OBJECTIVE Adenoids with obstructive hypertrophy (AH) are considered to be one of the most ancient and common problems in Paediatrics. This study aimed at investigating the expression of CD 64 on monocytes in children who had to undergo adenoidectomy. METHODS Therefore, 66 children (24 females, 42 males, mean age 4.9 years), affected by AH and requiring(More)
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