Antonio Santacroce

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Cerebral metastases are the most frequent cerebral tumours. Surgery of cerebral metastases plays an indispensible role in a multimodal therapy concept. Conventional white-light, microscopy assisted microsurgical and circumferential stripping of cerebral metastases is neurosurgical standard therapy, but is associated with an extraordinarily high recurrence(More)
BACKGROUND Radiosurgery is the main alternative to microsurgical resection for benign meningiomas. OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term efficacy and safety of radiosurgery for meningiomas with respect to tumor growth and prevention of associated neurological deterioration. Medium- to long-term outcomes have been widely reported, but no large multicenter(More)
Differential diagnosis of unclear contrast-enhancing cerebral lesions includes cerebral metastases as well as malignant glioma. In the majority of cases, a definite preoperative diagnosis by neuroradiological assessment alone cannot be made. Since the introduction of 5-ALA-induced fluorescence-guided resection in the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the(More)
According to Leksell radiosurgery is defined as "the delivery of a single, high dose of irradiation to a small and critically located intracranial volume through the intact skull." Before its birth in the early 60s and its introduction in clinical therapeutic protocols in late the 80s dose application in radiation therapy of the brain for benign and(More)
Meningioma accounts for approximately one-third of primary central nervous system tumors. Most meningiomas are benign, although up to one third are classified as atypical or malignant. We describe a 63-year Caucasian male presenting with pleural metastases from an intracranial meningioma. Distant metastases from meningiomas are infrequently found in(More)
Sporadic Medullary Carcinoma of the Thyroid is a relatively uncommon entity and at the time of diagnosis, most already present loco-regional metastasis. Therapy should be aggressive to reduce recurrence and mortality. Follow-up period should continue lifelong and should also include calcium/pentagastrin infusion test, as well as 6-month interval diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE Pituitary adenomas (PA), especially invasive ones, are often not completely resectable. Usage of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) for fluorescence guided surgery could improve the rate of total resection and, additionally, open the doors for photodynamic therapy (PDT) in case of unresectable or partially resected PAs. The aim of this study was to(More)
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