M Massaro

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The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is rising in contrast to the decreasing incidence of carcinomas in other subsites of the head and neck, in spite of the reduced prevalence of smoking. Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, and in particular type 16 (HPV-16), is now recognized as a significant player in the onset of HPV positive(More)
Hypocalcemia is a major post-operative complication of total thyroidectomy, causing severe symptoms and increasing hospitalization time. The primary cause is secondary hypo-parathyroidism following damage to, or devascularisation of, one or more parathyroid glands during surgery. Aim of the study was to develop a simple and reliable method for predicting(More)
Aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the impact of transoral laser surgery of early glottic cancer in elderly patients in terms of feasibility, disease-free survival, overall survival and organ preservation, in a single Institute (European Institute of Oncology). A total of 122 patients (male/female ratio 113/9), over 70s with untreated early(More)
Among unusual echinococcus cysts, muscular hydatidosis merits particular attention. Careful analysis of the statistics provided by the literature shows that the condition is not all that rare: its incidence varies from 0.5 to 4.7%, making it less common than hepatic or pulmonary cysts but more frequent than cysts of the kidneys, bone, pancreas, spleen or(More)
The aim of this prospective, single-centre, non-randomized explorative study is to comparatively assess two-month results of two early rehabilitation programmes in patients receiving neck dissection for head and neck cancer, with the hypothesis that those not receiving therapist-assisted physiotherapy would take an active role in their own rehabilitation to(More)
The evolution of new techniques for cancer surgery has led to important changes in cancer care in recent years. The endpoint of cancer treatment is now to treat the patient with minimum discomfort while respecting quality of life. New techniques, such as mini-invasive surgery, must respect the correct oncological indications, when technically feasible. The(More)
Hydatidosis of the bone is a rare form of human echinococcosis. Due to the clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic problems involved, the costal and occipital locations are of particular interest. Both are rare and differ from visceral locations in that they are always "primary" and have the capacity to destroy the bone matrix and infiltrate the(More)
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