Andrea Bacciu

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CONCLUSION Ear, nose and throat (ENT) involvement is common in Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), usually manifesting as allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis with or without polyps. Otolaryngologists may play a pivotal role in making an early diagnosis of this disease. OBJECTIVES CSS is a systemic vasculitic disorder that affects small to medium-sized(More)
Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD) is an exceptionally rare brain stem and cerebellar malformation characterized by ventral pontine hypoplasia, vaulted pontine tegmentum, hypoplasia of the vermis, subtotal absence of middle cerebellar peduncles, lateralized course of the superior cerebellar peduncles, and absence or alteration of the inferior olivary(More)
The benefits of cochlear implantation in the adult and paediatric populations are well established. Cochlear implantation in the geriatric population still remains controversial because of the misconception that elderly patients might perform poorly. The purpose of this study was to report the speech performance of 16 patients over 65 years of age implanted(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the decision-making strategies for complex facial nerve schwannomas (FNSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Charts belonging to 103 consecutive patients with facial nerve tumors managed between 1990 and 2011 were examined retrospectively to identify complex FNSs. To be classified as complex, at least one of the following criteria had to be(More)
Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lipomas are extremely rare lesions and usually unilateral. We describe a case of a 36-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness that was discovered to have bilateral CPA lipomas associated with an abnormal hindbrain segmentation appearance. The patient was evaluated with 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. MRI(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to report our surgical strategy in the management of 81 patients with posterior petrous face meningiomas. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING This study was conducted at a quaternary private otology and cranial base center. PATIENTS Of 139 patients with posterior fossa meningioma, 81 occurred on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes and issues pertaining to cochlear implantation in a group of subjects affected by Cogan syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, University of Parma. PATIENTS Five postlingually deafened adults suffering from a typical form of Cogan syndrome who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a systemic vasculitic disorder of unknown etiology that affects small-to-medium-size blood vessels. Patients affected by CSS frequently show ear, nose, and throat manifestations, which are often present at the time of disease onset. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of nasal polyposis in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Intracanalicular meningiomas are extremely rare, and only 36 cases have been reported to date. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features of 13 intracanalicular meningiomas highlighting important aspects of tumor diagnosis and treatment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is associated with various otolaryngological disorders. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the role of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the development of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in non-smoking and non-drinking patients. The study population consisted of 36 consecutive non-smoking and(More)