Alessandro S Moro

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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 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)
BACKGROUND Anterior cranial plagiocephaly, depending on the early hemicoronal suture fusion, is the most relevant form of plagiocephaly in terms of clinical implications. Its estimated incidence ranges between 0.4 and 1 per 1,000 live births. In the present report, we aim at validating the classification of Di Rocco and Velardi, proposing a scheme based on(More)
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)
OBJECT Patients submitted to surgical advancement of the upper and middle facial third might have a relapse of the skeletal retraction after the removal of the distractor devices. Clinical signs related to this process are usually represented by exophthalmos, Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) or prognathism; however, the analytic definition of the(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal deviation plays an important role in plagiocephaly nosography, and it is frequent in plagiocephaly and objectivable both in early treated patients and in those patients who did not undergo any surgical correction. PATIENTS AND METHODS The group analyzed consisted of 12 patients affected by anterior synostotic plagiocephaly. All of them(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)
In mandibular reconstruction with bone grafts, the functional and aesthetic outcomes are clearly influenced by reconstructive techniques. Vascularized free fibular flaps are considered the most suitable choice for mandible reconstruction because of their good aesthetic and functional outcomes. Several techniques have been described in literature. According(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)