Gaetano Profeta

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BACKGROUND Although the use of intervertebral fusion after anterior microdiscectomy in cervical disc disease remains controversial, a new surgical device is proposed for use in intervertebral fusion instead of bone graft. METHODS This retrospective study at the Department of Neurosurgery, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, from January 1993 to December 1998,(More)
A newly developed Transcranial Doppler system (TCD) has been used in a group of subjects without any cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in order to establish the standard criteria for transcranial basal cerebral arteries examination and settle normal velocimetric and hemodynamic parameters. TCD examination in patients suffering from CVD provides useful(More)
A family is described with 20 members in three successive generations affected by optic atrophy without other ocular or extraocular manifestations. The anomaly was transmitted as an autosomal-dominant character. There was a clearly bimodal distribution of severity: 4 male patients complained of severe impairment of vision since childhood while 16 other(More)
METHODS Twenty-four cases of unstable thoraco-lumbar fractures with significant canalar stenosis were operated in the Emergency Neurosurgical Unit of the Cardarelli Hospital from November 1989 to October 1991. The surgical technique was the combined transpedicular (TPA) and transarticular (TAA) postero-lateral approach, posterior osteosynthesis and(More)
After description of the anatomy of spinal circulation, the Authors report some data from the literature concerning the localization, the incidence and the most frequent characteristics of spinal AVM. Afterwards, clinical and neuradiological features of the diagnosis of this type of malformation are reported from their experience on 8 patients directly(More)
The necessity of cerebral angiography or angio-MRI was assessed in patients with thunderclap headache in whom subarachnoid haemorrhage had been ruled out on CT findings. In this cases the cerebrospinal fluid examination could be dangerous because could reduce the intracranial pressure with consequent risk of aneurysm rupture. CSF drainage, although,(More)
Three hundred and twenty-seven patients with intracranial aneurysm were managed at the Neurosurgical Division of Emergency Department of the Cardarelli Hospital of Naples. Of the 327 patient, 231 (70.6%), (I group), were operated on after 72 hours and 96 patients (29.4%), (II group), were operated on within 72 hours of subaracnoid hemorrhage. The patients(More)