Fabiana Allevi

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PURPOSE To report our experience on lid reconstruction in patients with epitheliomas. METHODS A total of 41 consecutive patients affected by basal cell (n=32) or squamous cell carcinoma (n=9) underwent partial (n=35) or total (n=6) surgical demolition of the lower lid. Surgical defects<25% (n=10) received direct closure. If the defect involved 30-60% of(More)
INTRODUCTION Mandibular condylar fractures are very common. The current literature contains many indications and methods of treatment. Extraoral approaches are complicated by the need to avoid injury to the facial nerve. On the other hand intraoral approaches can make fracture reduction and/or fixation difficult. The mini-retromandibular approach provides(More)
Congenital disease, major trauma, tumour resection and biphosphonate-related osteonecrosis can lead to partial, subtotal, or total loss of the mandibular bone. Minor defects can be easily reconstructed using bone grafts, whereas microvascular free tissue transfer may be unavoidable in the case of major bone loss or poor quality of soft tissue. Simple bone(More)
Nerve-related complications are being reported with increasing frequency following oral and dental surgery, and typically involve the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). We assess herein the etiology of neuropathic pain related to IAN injuries, and describe the various surgical treatment techniques available. Between 2007 and 2013, 19 patients were referred to(More)
Patients affected by facial palsy suffer from failure to fully close the eyelids; the resulting eye exposure can lead to dry eye syndrome, loss of epithelial integrity, corneal ulceration and infections. Corneal anaesthesia exacerbates risk of corneal damage in these patients. Eyelid paralysis-associated corneal lesions may induce severe visual impairment,(More)
We present a rare case of a 47-year-old woman admitted to our maxillofacial surgery department for a large cervicofacial venous malformation. The patient underwent fluoroscopy-guided intralesional foam sclerotherapy with sodium tetradecyl sulfate and air under general anaesthesia. On awakening, after 48 h of endotracheal intubation, she displayed dysarthria(More)
Retrobulbar hemorrhage (RBH) is an uncommon complication of endoscopic sinus surgery or periorbital surgery consisting in an accumulation of blood within the orbit posteriorly to the eyeball. It must be treated within 90-100 minutes to avoid irreversible visual loss. The present paper tries to pinpoint the key steps in diagnosis and treatment of RBM.On the(More)
PURPOSE Starting from our experience with 45 consecutive cases of regional pedicled flaps, we have underlined the effectiveness and reliability of a variety of flaps. The marketing laws as applied to surgical innovations are reviewed to help in the understanding of why regional flaps are regaining wide popularity in head and neck reconstruction. MATERIALS(More)
The lingual nerve may be injured during oral procedures, usually during extraction of lower third molars. Patients often complain of numbness of the hemitongue postoperatively. If this persists for 3 months or more, microsurgical exploration and reconstruction of the lingual nerve is required, and better outcomes are achieved after early repair. After 18-24(More)
BACKGROUND Cocaine snorting may cause significant local ischemic necrosis and the destruction of nasal and midfacial bones and soft tissues, leading to the development of a syndrome called cocaine-induced midline destructive lesion. A review of the English-language literature reveals only a few articles describing the treatment of hard and/or soft palatal(More)