Alessandro S Moro

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A rare case of aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) located in the mandibular condyle in a 10-year-old boy is presented. The patient came to our attention for a sudden swelling in the right temporomandibular region, the mouth opening was not reduced. A rapid growing mass, depicting soft tissue invasion, in the right condyle of the mandible was found. Clinically and(More)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a possible consequence of end-stage renal disease. However, conclusive data on the association between RLS and chronic renal failure (CRF) in nondialyzed patients are still lacking. The aims of this study were: (1) to look for an association between RLS and CRF in nondialyzed patients; (2) to analyze the characteristics of(More)
BACKGROUND Since the introduction of Roentgen rays in medical diagnostics, mummies have been subjected to radiographic and cephalometric studies. These have, among others, the advantage of providing details that are not directly visible for inspection without the need to tamper with the relics. The acquisition of three-dimensional imaging techniques has(More)
BACKGROUND A cooling system based on polyurethane preshaped masks for postoperative cryotherapy, named Hilotherm, has been recently introduced. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this equipment in controlling postoperative edema and compare the results with those obtained with a group treated with conventional cryotherapy and a(More)
Reconstruction of the facial skeleton and cranial vault has always posed difficult problems. To obtain a good result, various autologous, homologous, and heterologous grafts and biomaterials can be used. In this work, the authors present their experience in the use of methyl methacrylate (MMA) presenting a simple technique for application of the material(More)
Do sedatives engage natural sleep pathways? It is usually assumed that anesthetic-induced sedation and loss of righting reflex (LORR) arise by influencing the same circuitry to lesser or greater extents. For the α2 adrenergic receptor agonist dexmedetomidine, we found that sedation and LORR were in fact distinct states, requiring different brain areas: the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare a computed tomographic (CT) three-dimensional analysis with a model analysis to use it as diagnostic aid for the evaluation of occlusal plane tilting in facial asymmetry. Ten patients with facial asymmetry underwent CT three-dimensional examination, plaster cast analysis, and two-dimensional cephalometric analysis.(More)
The aim of this study was to validate a new aesthetic analysis and establish the sagittal position of the maxilla on an ideal group of reference. We want to demonstrate the usefulness of these findings in the treatment planning of patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. We took a reference group of 81 Italian women participating in a national beauty(More)
In this article, we describe an alternative procedure to restore the retrobulbar volume in enophthalmic patients. We report the case of a patient with a late enophthalmos we submitted to retrobulbar lipofilling to correct the defect. The preoperative assessment and the surgical technique are described in detail. The volume of fat injected was 3.2 mL, with a(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate if Frankfort plane (FH) and plane passing through the lateral semicircular canals (LS) can be used as reference planes in three-dimensional analysis.Ten patients with facial asymmetry underwent a three-dimensional computed tomography. Computed tomographic images were processed by means of a commercial software and a(More)