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Retrosternal goitre is defined as a goitre with a portion of its mass > or = 50% located in the mediastinum. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice and, in most cases, the goitre can be removed via a cervical approach. Aim of this retrospective study was to analyse personal experience in the surgical management of retrosternal goitres, defining, in(More)
  • M G Rugiu
  • Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo…
  • 2007
For many years, videofluoroscopy was considered the gold standard for studies on swallowing disorders, and only recently has its role been challenged, due primarily to the widespread use of videoendoscopy in the evaluation of dysphagia. Albeit, videofluoroscopy still maintains its key role in this area and, in particular, in studies on dysphagia of(More)
Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease that affects the I/II motor neurons of the CNS and its symptoms include oropharyngeal dysphagia. The onset and course of this dysphagia significantly conditions the progression of the disease. The present study evaluates the incidence on deglutition and type of alterations in a sampling of 10 multiple sclerosis(More)
The present study was undertaken to determinate whether immunosuppression, induced by perioperative allogenic whole-blood transfusions (AWBTs), adversely affects prognosis after total resection of laryngeal cancer by promoting the appearance of recurrences. We studied 62 patients, aged 37-82 years with TNM stage III and IV (UICC, 1987) laryngeal cancer(More)
Slow vertex response (SVR) audiometry is presently one of the methods of choice in objective auditory threshold assessment. The aim of this study was to evaluate, as objectively possible, the relationship existing between the thresholds of SVR and or pure tone audiometry (PTA). The study was carried out on twenty subjects with hearing losses of various(More)
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