Giuseppe Mirone

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The sylvian aqueduct is the most common site of intraventricular blockage of the cerebro-spinal fluid. Clinical aspects, neuroradiological appearance, and treatment of hydrocephalus secondary to aqueductal stenosis are specific. An extensive literature review concerning etiologic, pathogenetic, clinical, and neuroradiological aspects has been performed.(More)
We report a case of ecchordosis physaliphora, an uncommon benign lesion originating from embryonic notochordal remnants, intradurally located in the prepontine cistern, that unusually presented associated with symptoms. MRI detected and precisely located the small mass. At surgery, a cystic gelatinous nodule was found ventral to the pons, contiguous with(More)
Even if the first description of Dandy–Walker dates back 1887, difficulty in the establishment of correct diagnosis, especially concerning differential diagnosis with other types of posterior fossa CSF collection, still persists. Further confusion is added by the inclusion, in some classification, of different malformations with different prognosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE En plaque sphenoid wing meningiomas are complex tumors involving the sphenoid wing, the orbit, and sometimes the cavernous sinus. Complete removal is difficult, so these tumors have high rates of recurrence and postoperative morbidity. The authors report a series of 71 patients with sphenoid wing meningiomas that were managed surgically. METHODS(More)
Malignant rhabdoid tumour (MRT) was described for the first time in the kidney, and is rarely reported in the brain. Most rhabdoid tumours affect infants and young children and there have been only isolated adult patients reported. The optimal treatment for this very aggressive tumour has not yet been established. We describe the clinical and pathological(More)
Intracranial schwannomas that do not involve major cranial nerves in the posterior fossa are uncommon, especially if they are not associated with neurofibromatosis type II (NF-2). Subfrontal olfactory groove schwannomas are extremely rare. We report a cystic schwannoma arising from the olfactory groove in a 38-year-old Caucasian male who presented with(More)
BACKGROUND The authors describe the rationale of cervical spine lateral approach technique to manage spondylotic myeloradiculopathy with its advantages, disadvantages, complications, and pitfalls. METHODS The cervical lateral approach could be indicated to treat spondylotic myeloradiculopathy where anterior compression is predominant and the spine is(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of cervical radiculopathy caused by an anomalous vertebral artery (VA) and illustrate the efficacy of microvascular decompression by the anterolateral approach. METHODS A 50-year-old woman was referred because of an 8-year history of progressive left C6 radiculopathy refractory to other forms of treatment, including C5-6(More)
OBJECTIVE In emergency care of patients with severe blunt head injury, uncontrollable high intracranial pressure is one of major causes of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of aggressive surgical treatment in managing uncontrollable elevated intracranial pressure coupled with early skull reconstruction. (More)
OBJECT The multilevel oblique corpectomy (MOC) allows widening of the spinal canal and foramen trough via an anterolateral access to the cervical spine with control of the vertebral artery and does not require vertebral stabilization or fusion. In the present study, the authors' goal was to demonstrate the long-term efficacy and safety of MOC in the(More)