Patrizia Calcagno

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The aim of the study was to analyse swallowing function and to identify reliable prognostic factors associated with dysphagia in a consecutive series of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Swallowing examination was performed by means of indirect and direct methods (fiberendoscopic evaluation) in 143 consecutive patients with primary and secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE Many studies have supported the hypothesis of alteration of cortical hyperexcitability as a possible pathological mechanism underlying the onset of migraine and epileptic attacks. Different biochemical pathways involving cellular structures may increase or decrease the excitability of neuronal membranes. The aim of this study was to identify a(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of subtotal laryngeal surgery (Cricohyoidopexy = CHP and Cricohyoidoepiglottopexy = CHEP) is to create a simplified but functional neolarynx. The neolarynx permits the passage of air, the closure of the airway, and ensures phonation through the vibration of the cricoid and arytenoid mucosa; furthermore, it allows the recovery of(More)
Sub-total laryngectomy (crico-hyoido-pexy and crico-hyoido-epiglotto-pexi), while achieving a radical oncological control results in a functional neolarynx efficacious in swallowing as well as in phonatory activities. 102 out of the 122 patients, treated with sub-total laryngectomy, underwent functional evaluations: the results appear to be extremely(More)
Subtotal laryngectomy, a valid treatment for carefully selected patients, is a safe oncologic procedure which preserves the cricoid-arytenoid unit creating a successful "neo-larynx" with valid phonatory and deglutition functions. At the E.N.T. Clinic of "La Sapienza" University of Rome from Jan. 1984 to Feb. 1992, 85 subjects underwent subtotal(More)
The treatment of patients with occult primary tumors presenting cervical metastases is still controversial. Thus the treatment of 10 patients with cervical metastases from unknown primary sites observed from 1978 to 1987 is reviewed. The average age of these patients was 56 years with a male: female ratio of 9:1. Any patients previously treated for cephalic(More)
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