Mario Rigante

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BACKGROUND We performed a prospective analysis on voice and swallowing alterations following total thyroidectomy (TT), in the absence of recurrent nerve injury. METHODS Patients aged 21 to 65 years undergoing TT, in the absence of laryngeal/pulmonary disease, previous neck surgery, or malignant diseases, were subjected to videostrobolaryngoscopy (VSL),(More)
To compare oncological outcome and voice quality among a uniform and well-defined subset of patients with T1 glottic carcinoma. Patients, affected by laryngeal glottic carcinoma, treated by laser CO2 surgery or radiotherapy, have been analyzed. Overall survival and disease-free survival were calculated. In order to verify differences in functional outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional results obtained after voice therapy in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis caused by different aetiologies. DESIGN Prospective analysis of the outcome of unilateral vocal fold paralysis cases treated at our speech and language rehabilitation service from November 2003 to January 2006. Thirty cases underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) is still rarely used in pediatric subjects compared with adults. Reports on EETS in children appeared only recently in the literature, usually regarding small series. The aim of the study is to assess the actual role and the limits of EETS in children with sellar tumors by reporting a two-centers(More)
OBJECTIVE To standardize the technical parameters of the erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser stapedotomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of all patients with otosclerosis who underwent stapedotomy from January 2002 to January 2006. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The charts of 152 consecutive patients who underwent stapedotomy were reviewed. The(More)
Parotid gland tumours are very heterogeneous, being benign in 80% of cases, and generally arising from epithelial cells. Nevertheless, a small group of non-epithelial tumours representing just 5% of all salivary gland neoplasms has also been reported, the most common of these being haemangioma, especially in children. However, lymphomas, neuromas,(More)
Different orbital and transcranial approaches are performed in order to manage orbital tumors, depending on the location and size of the lesion within the orbit. These approaches provide a satisfactory view of the superior and lateral aspects of the orbit and the optic canal but involve risks associated with their invasiveness because they require(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of endoscopic horizontal supraglottic laryngectomy (EHSL) by CO(2) laser. METHODS Between 1996 and 2005, 78 patients underwent a horizontal supraglottic laryngectomy operation (HSL) with an external approach and 70 underwent laser EHSL, as treatment for supraglottic laryngeal squamous cell(More)
OBJECTIVES To confirm the efficacy and safeness of the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal (ETS) approach in the treatment of sellar and parasellar lesions in children compared with the conventional microscopic transsphenoidal approach (CTS). STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING A. Gemelli - University Hospital - Catholic University of(More)
Palsy of the abducens nerve is a neurological sign that has a wide range of causes due to the nerve's extreme vulnerability. Need of immediate neuroimaging is a matter of debate in the literature, despite the risks of delaying the diagnosis of a skull base tumor. The authors present 2 cases of skull base tumors in which the patients presented with recurrent(More)