Giampiero Mottola

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OBJECTIVE We prospectively evaluated the efficacy and morbidity of monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction (RFVTR) of inferior turbinates during a 20-month follow-up. METHODS The study was conducted on 150 patients randomly assigned into two groups of 75 each. In group A, we used the bipolar device "Coblator II ENT" (Arthrocare(More)
OBJECTIVES Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is one of the major causes of nasal airway obstruction. Medical treatment often produces insufficient improvements. In these cases, surgical reduction of inferior turbinates can be proposed. Many different techniques are currently available. We prospectively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency(More)
Cartilage is the grafting material of choice in advanced disorders of the middle ear while the indications for its routine use remain controversial due to the possible detrimental effect on post-operative hearing. Aim of the present study was to report personal experience with "tragal cartilage shield" tympanoplasty. The study focused on 306 adult patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Assessment of the incidence of shoulder joint disability and evaluation of the role of a personal postoperative physical rehabilitative protocol therapy in reducing pain and shoulder dysfunction and improving the quality of life (QOL) of patients who have undergone functional neck dissection (FND) associated with total laryngectomy. SETTING,(More)
Efficacy of the liberatory manoeuvre and of gradual otolitis dispersion technique, with or without associated drug therapy, have been compared. Included in this prospective study were 103 patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo seen in the Outpatient Department. Patients were classified into 4 groups according to treatment: Liberatory Manoeuvre(More)
Among the primary mesenchymal tumors of the hypopharynx and larynx, lipomas are rare. Macroscopically, they often resemble a retention cyst or laryngeal nodule. Spindle cell lipomas (SCLs) are an uncommon variant of lipoma. SCLs are extremely rare in the larynx; as far as we know, only 4 cases have been previously described in the literature. We present a(More)
Very few reports have investigated the role of cell cycle regulators as biomarkers in Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC) of the larynx, a definite morphologic, uncommon, very aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Lower expression of Ki67/Mib-1, a proliferation marker highly expressed in the majority of tumours, and p53, a tumour suppressor(More)
BACKGROUND We add a new rare illustrative case of osteosarcoma of the larynx to the literature. CASE PRESENTATION The patient (man; 56 years old) first underwent several biopsies, followed in the end by a total laryngectomy. Diagnosis was histological. The patient developed regional and distant metastases and died of disease after 3 months from surgery.(More)
Objective: This study is aimed at investigating the influence of body size, body fat and sexual maturation on blood pressure (BP) in adolescents.Design: A cross-sectional study.Setting: A suburban student population of Southern Italy.Subjects: One hundred ninety students attending the first and second year of a secondary school. Five were excluded because(More)
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