Evaristo Belli

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BACKGROUND The management of posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae is a controversial topic. Although recent literature shows that endoscopic repair of CSF fistula is efficacious and minimally invasive, in specific conditions open operative approach remains imperative. METHODS A series of 36 patients underwent surgery for posttraumatic CSF(More)
Teamwork between neurosurgeons and head and neck surgeons has increased the possibility of managing tumours involving the skull base. The authors distinguish the anterior half of the skull base into a median and two lateral portions and describe the surgical approaches utilized to expose it. The authors present their clinical experience in 27 patients with(More)
Schwannoma is a benign neoplasm originating from Schwann's cell. It involves neurons and axons of peripheral nerves. This tumor has a predilection for the head and neck region, and often occurs as soft tissue lesion. Intraosseous sheath tumors are rare, comprising less than 1% of all bone tumors; the mandible is the most common site. The literature reports(More)
OBJECTIVES The traditional approach to sinonasal tumors involving the skull base has been the anterior craniofacial resection. The first report by Ketcham et al (American Journal of Surgery, 1963;106:698-703) documented their experience with 17 anterior craniofacial resections for malignant tumors of the sinonasal tract. Later experience with this technique(More)
We have studied and treated 12 selected cases of condylar hyperplasia. All of our cases showed no clinical or instrumental sign of still active hyperplastic growth of the mandibular condyle. The cephalometric studies demonstrated in all cases a pathologic vertical growth of the maxilla interesting the posterior segments on the same side of the hyperplastic(More)
In the last 5 years, many studies about autogenous platelet-rich plasma have been undertaken pointing out its regenerative and reparative properties on tissues. The features of this product are an attribute of platelet cells, which, after cellular interactions, release growth factors. These molecules promote tissue healing and also induce cellular(More)
Orbital fractures can lead to esthetic deformities and functional impairments, and adequate surgical timing is considered important in obtaining good results from surgery. By means of chart review, a retrospective analysis was carried out in 108 consecutive cases of pure orbital fractures to investigate the differences in surgical timing and the(More)
In the last decades, diagnostical imaging, surgical techniques, alloplastic materials, and surgical instruments development allowed a great progress in management of orbital fractures; the aim of the present study was to focus on the progress and changes in the management of orbital medial wall fractures. Isolated medial wall fractures are not a common(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the colour stability of three laminate veneer materials against to tea, coffee and cigarette smoke. 72 discs prepared by using two different type composite materials and a dental porcelain were divided into groups and immersed into distilled water, tea, Turkish coffee solutions. The last group was exposed to(More)
After a short summary of the aetiopathogenesis, the routes of extension and the diagnostic features of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, the importance of early diagnosis and careful surgical planning is underlined. In particular the extension and topographic localization allows the choice of the best approach to optimize surgical radicality--the prime concern(More)