Andrea Porzionato

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BACKGROUND Besides clinical tumour size, other anatomical aspects of the renal tumour are routinely considered when evaluating the feasibility of elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS). OBJECTIVE To propose an original, standardised classification of renal tumours suitable for NSS based on their anatomical features and size and to evaluate the ability of(More)
Volumetry of basal ganglia (BG) based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a sensitive marker in differential diagnosis of BG disorders. The non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) surfaces are mathematical representations of three-dimensional structures which have recently been applied in volumetric studies. In this study, a volumetric evaluation of(More)
The adverse biological effects of continuous exposure to cobalt and chromium have been well defined. In the past, this toxicity was largely an industrial issue concerning workers exposed in occupational setting. Nevertheless, recent reports have described a specific toxicity mediated by the high levels of cobalt and chromium released by metallic prostheses,(More)
In recent times new surgical approaches have been developed, in which subcutaneous tissue is the primary object, such as flaps and fat removal techniques, but different descriptions and abundance of terminology persist in Literature about this tissue. In order to investigate the structure of abdominal subcutaneous tissue, macroscopic and microscopic(More)
This paper examines the main characteristics of the human fascial system, considered in its three-dimensional continuity. To better understand the anatomy of the human fascial system, a simple diagram of the subcutaneous tissue must be borne in mind. From the skin to the deepest plane, we find the superficial fascia, dividing the subcutaneous tissue into(More)
The polyomaviruses KI (KIPyV) and WU (WUPyV) were recently identified mainly in respiratory samples from children and immunosuppressed patients. Investigation of 54 autopsy brain tissue samples from 22 subjects demonstrated that WUPyV DNA and KIPyV DNA could be detected in 1 of 4 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive individuals with progressive(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the macroscopic anatomy and histological characteristics of the transverse carpal ligament and the flexor retinaculum of the wrist and to investigate their anatomical relationships and define appropriate terminology. METHODS The volar regions of the wrists of 30 unembalmed subjects were examined by dissection and by histological and(More)
An anatomical study of the brachial portion of the radial nerve with surgical implications is proposed. Thirty specimens of arm from 20 fresh cadavers (11 male, 9 female) were used to examine the topographical relations of the radial nerve with reference to the following anatomical landmarks: acromion angle, medial and lateral epicondyles, point of division(More)
The layers of loose connective tissue within deep fasciae were studied with particular emphasis on the histochemical distribution of hyaluronan (HA). Samples of deep fascia together with the underlying muscles were taken from neck, abdomen and thigh from three fresh non-embalmed cadavers. Samples were stained with hematoxylin–eosin, Azan-Mallory, Alcian(More)
The sacral hiatus is used for access to the spinal canal in many neurosurgical and anesthesiologic procedures. The aim of the present paper is to give a review of its anatomical characteristics relevant to permit correct and uncomplicated accesses. The sacral hiatus is posteriorly closed by the superficial dorsal sacrococcygeal ligament (also called(More)