Giampiero Poli

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The microbial activity plays an important role in the biodegradative processes implied in stonework decay. In natural environments it is not possible to separate the damage produced by microorganisms from damage caused by physical and chemical agents. In vitro assays carried out with microbes isolated from weathered stones are required in order to(More)
The authors describe a case of giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) of the distal phalanx of the thumb. After differential diagnosis involving other lytic lesions of the phalanges was made, surgical treatment was planned. The authors emphasize the importance of suitable treatment of GCRG in order to avoid the danger of recurrence and the risk of loss of(More)