Paolo Piazza

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OBJECTIVE The most frequent intracranial appearance in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is represented by the presence of hyperintense lesions on T2-weighted images, the so-called "unidentified bright objects" (UBOs). Di Paolo demonstrated that these lesions represent foci of myelin vacuolization with increased water content. The aim of this(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cochlear implant (CI) performances in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients with bilateral vestibular schwannoma (VS) and in patients with sporadic VS in the only or better hearing ear. All patients with bilateral VS or sporadic VS in the only or better hearing ear who underwent cochlear implantation, either(More)
The current literature reports many measurements (arteriovenous oxygen content difference and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen, etc.) with samples from the internal jugular veins (IJs), obtained from either side of the neck, based on the assumption that a reliable sample of mixed venous blood can be drawn. We compared oxygen saturation in both IJs in 32(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to report our surgical strategy in the management of 81 patients with posterior petrous face meningiomas. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING This study was conducted at a quaternary private otology and cranial base center. PATIENTS Of 139 patients with posterior fossa meningioma, 81 occurred on(More)
Pseudoaneurysm associated with an arterioenteric fistula is rare, but its clinical manifestations may represent a dramatic event that involves diagnostic and therapeutic problems. We report a case of an arterioduodenal fistula related to a ruptured pseudoaneurysm after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) with massive gastrointestinal(More)
OBJECTIVE Intracanalicular meningiomas are extremely rare, and only 36 cases have been reported to date. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features of 13 intracanalicular meningiomas highlighting important aspects of tumor diagnosis and treatment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary(More)
OBJECTIVE To induce complete and reproducible repigmentation of large "stable" vitiligo lesions by means of autologous cultured epidermal grafts using a rapid, simple, and minimally invasive surgical procedure. DESIGN Achromic epidermis was removed by means of appropriately settled erbium:YAG laser, and autologous epidermal grafts were applied onto the(More)
BACKGROUND The primary treatment of vagal paraganglioma (VP) includes 'wait and scan', surgery and radiotherapy. OBJECTIVES To present the clinical findings, surgical treatment including application of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenting to facilitate surgery, and complications, as well as to review the literature and to discuss the decision-making(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To identify complex cases of tympanojugular paraganglioma (TJP) and to analyze their management and surgical outcome. To present strategy and guidelines on how to deal with the perioperative complicating factors. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis. METHODS We retrospectively studied 212 TJP patients to identify the complex cases(More)
Radiological diagnosis of osteoid-osteoma is based upon conventional radiographic techniques, i.e. plain film and tomography, scintigraphy and Computed Tomography (CT). The authors report on the use of CT in 13 patients affected by histologically verified osteoid-osteoma, in different locations, as related to their main clinical and epidemiological signs. A(More)