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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Cryotherapy (the application of ice for therapeutic purposes) is one of the most common treatment modalities used in the immediate management of acute soft tissue injury. Despite its widespread clinical use, the precise physiological responses to therapeutic cooling have not been fully elucidated, and effective evidence-based treatment protocols(More)
Ameloblastoma is a slow-growing, locally invasive, epithelial odontogenic tumor of the jaws with a high rate of recurrence if not removed adequately but with virtually no tendency to metastasize (World Health Organization Classification of Tumors: Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumours, 2005). This paper presents a case of a woman who was treated(More)
BACKGROUND To date, there are no studies reported in the literature on the possible use of bovine collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, or synthetic hyaluronic acid medications in the oral cavity. The aim of this paper is to report the use of bovine collagen, oxidized regenerated cellulose, and synthetic hyaluronic acid medications to improve wound(More)
Although the fibula free flap (FFF) is a useful choice for mandible reconstruction, its application for large oromandibular defects is still debated upon. We report the use of FFF with a bilobed perforator-based skin paddle for combined hemiglossectomy, floor-of-the-mouth, tonsillar pillar, and mandibular body defect. A case of an 84-year-old woman with a(More)