Nicola Desogus

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Background. Autologous anterior iliac crest bone graft is still widely considered the gold standard for anterior cervical fusion after discectomy or corporectomy. Postoperative pain at the donor site is one of the main disadvantages to this technique. This prospective study aimed to evaluate pain at the donor site, after careful, standardised bone(More)
Pituitary metastases (PM) from thyroid cancer are rare, but their management can represent a difficult challenge for the endocrinologist. Our aim was to review all reported cases of PM from thyroid cancer. PubMed was consulted and 19 papers reporting 20 cases were found. We moreover discuss two of our own cases, which had come to our attention within a few(More)
This paper presents an algorithm for the estimation of the Surface Light Field using video sequences acquired moving the camera around the object. Unlike other state of the art methods, it does not require a uniform sampling density of the view directions, but it is able to build an approximation of the Surface Light Field starting from a biased video(More)
AIM The use of interbody cages to obtain fusion in the lumbar spine has increased noticeably in the last few years. They are used both with and without posterior stabilization. In our institution a prospective analysis to determine whether PEEK cages can be used as a stand alone device has been performed. METHODS The 20 patients with PEEK cages had(More)
AIM Circumferential reconstruction of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae is most frequently performed in two sessions. The authors assessed feasibility, safety and results of a surgical technique in which the use of a small cage allows a less invasive strategy. In addition, since the authors perform urgent decompression in specific cases of spinal cord injury,(More)
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