Jacopo Galli

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BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus 16 infection has been proven to be associated with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) and is probably the main reason of the reported increase in the incidence. The role of high-risk (HR) HPV for carcinogenesis of other sites in the head and neck awaits confirmation. With the aim to evaluate the prevalence of HPV(More)
PURPOSE This was a radioisotope study of nasal mucociliary clearance of total and subtotal nasal obstruction. METHODS Rhinoscintigraphy was performed by insufflating 1.85 MBq (69 mCi) Tc-99m MAA in 20 patients. Six cases were regarded as the control group, because the presence of small spurs does not affect nasal patency. The remaining 14 patients had(More)
Cervical vertebral anomalies are often associated with malformations or traumas, they may be completely asymptomatic and represent an occasional finding in vertigo or can cause severe neurologic complications (ie, compression of the upper cervical spine with myelopathy, epilepsy, or respiratory failure). This clinical case is a patient who came to us for(More)
AIM In order to assess the relationship between auditory cortex perfusion and the frequency of acoustic stimuli, twenty normally-hearing subjects underwent cerebral SPET. METHODS In 10 patients a multi-frequency stimulus (250-4000 Hz at 40 dB SL) was delivered, while 10 subjects were stimulated with a 500 Hz pure tone at 40 dB SL. The prestimulation SPET(More)
74 subjects aged between 60 and 80 years underwent tonal audiometry, speech discrimination tests (phonetically balanced words, normal sentences and compressed sentences) and middle latency responses (MLRs) in order to evaluate possible correlations between behavioural and electrophysiological tests. The results showed that in elderly patients normal(More)
Parotid gland tumours account for 80% of all salivary gland neoplasms, 20% of these are malignant, but in daily clinical practice most parotid masses are operated on before obtaining the final histological diagnosis. This clinical setting further complicates the critical point of parotid surgery, which is the management of the facial nerve. In the present(More)
In this series of patients, the underlay or overlay positioning of a graft achieves successful outcome for both repair of perforation and hearing function, with better hearing gain in the underlay group. In myringoplasty, the two most common techniques for positioning the graft relative to the remnant of both the tympanic membrane and the annulus are the(More)
Auditory cortex activation following multifrequency acoustic stimulation has been evaluated by means of single photon emission tomography (SPET) in one patient before and after an auditory brainstem implant (ABI). No activation could be observed after acoustic stimulation before ABI. After ABI stimulation in the coronal and axial slices, the activation(More)
We reviewed our series of surgeries for paediatric cholesteatoma to assess outcomes and functional results considering the extension of disease and surgical techniques. Between January 2003 and December 2009, 36 patients (range 6-14 years) were operated on for cholesteatoma. We considered the sites involved by the cholesteatoma (mastoid, antrum, attic,(More)
An extremely rare case of papillary carcinoma is described arising in a submental-intralingual thyroglossal duct cyst. A 27-year-old male presented with a painless swelling in the submental region extending to the tongue which had gradually been increasing in size over the last three months. Upon examination of the neck, a tender right paramedian mass was(More)