Giuseppe Trincia

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the risk factors of worst outcome associated with moderate head injury. METHODS Data on patients with moderate head injury were collected prospectively in 11 Italian neurosurgical units over a period of 18 months. Patients older than 18 years with blunt head injury and at least one Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score between 9 and 13 were(More)
According to Gardner's hypothesis (1962) later confirmed by Jannetta (1982, 1985), hemifacial spasm can usually be related to a "vascular conflict" which takes place inside the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). Occasionally, the causative lesion can be identified as a mass encasing the facial nerve at its root exit zone (REZ) from the brain stem. The hemifacial(More)
The city and University of Padua have a long tradition and a great reputation in anatomic studies, dating from the founding of the university in the year 1222. We present a historical review of the study of human anatomy, for which Padua was a most important center. The background for the development of this culture was represented by the scientific freedom(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of the present study was to analyse the main causes of lumbosacral plexus lesions together with the best diagnostic and therapeutic options for better patient outcome. METHODS We report our surgical experience with eight patients in whom lesion mechanisms consisted of high-energy trauma (4 pts), firearm injuries (2 pts), spontaneous(More)
A 49-year-old man was submitted to neurosurgery for a cranio-pharyngioma. The lesion, which appeared to involve the antero-inferior wall of the third ventricle, caused lack of appropriate antidiuretic hormone (ADH) release in response to hypernatraemia and plasma hyperosmolality. The probable mechanism of this hypothalamic syndrome is suggested.
We report on 306 cases of spontaneous intracerebral haematomas located in the supratentorial compartment. 167 patients underwent surgical treatment and 87 died (52.09%); 139 patients were conservatively managed and 30 died (21.5%). We point out some indications and contra-indications to surgical or conservative treatment on the basis of the factors(More)
Surgical specimens of 4 intracranial saccular aneurysms were studied by scanning electron microscopy. The internal surface of the aneurysms showed crater-like defects and cytoplasmic bridges. In some areas the endothelium was preserved, but its longitudinal convolutions were higher and thicker than those found in unchanged areas. On the damaged endothelial(More)
The surgical resection of deep-seated brain tumors may be facilitated by CT guided stereotactic methods. The Authors present a procedure of preoperative localisation and delimitation of the border of a neoplastic mass facing important functional areas. Ideally tumor excision should not be extended beyond that boundary which for this reason is targeted and(More)