Pierpaolo Sassano

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It is certain that oral extractive surgery is a remarkable trigger to avascular osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients treated with pyrophosphate analogous. This acquisition limits the use of endo-oral surgery in those patients, even when they have already developed the lesions. In this study, we present the results obtained in a group of 15 patients deriving(More)
An association between vitiligo and autoimmune thyroid disorders had previously been postulated. Thyroid disorders were found in 18.5% of 15,126 patients with vitiligo, on the basis of the anamnestic data. Then, we investigated 255 healthy relatives in whom we tested only T3, T4 and TSH. With the immunological investigation we detected a higher incidence of(More)
Craniofacial traumas are one of the most common clinical events of the 21st century. The possibility of associated injuries of the head and neck may also determine functional and cosmetic problems in these patients. The most frequent pathologic conditions observed are contusions, lacerations, abrasions, avulsions, and the inclusion of foreign bodies. In(More)
Fractures of the mandibular condyle represent 20% to 35% of all mandibular fractures. There are several clinical variants of this type of fracture that give rise to different problems in relation to their classification and treatment. A sample of 16 patients (of a total of 280 patients examined and treated from 1985 through 1995) with mono- and bilateral,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to test our approach based on the use of calvarial graft and extraoral approach, in treatment of severe mandibular atrophies with implant surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation. METHODS We selected 6 patients, 4 females and 2 males, completely edentulous with a severe mandibular atrophy (class VI Cawood and Howell(More)
Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a complex respiratory disorder that is very difficult to diagnose and to treat surgically as well as medically. SAS can affect growing patients as well as adults. SAS shows a central, an obstructive, and a mixed form. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination of the patient and instrumental examinations such as(More)
The complex disharmonies which affect the maxillofacial region, in the sagittal and vertical dimensions, can find further complications due to the deficit of maxillary osseous tissue in transversal direction. Surgery can be indispensable to correct the malocclusion. Various methodologies have been developed for the correction of transversal maxillary(More)
The authors stress the fact that the clinical course of a monolateral TMJ ankylosis tends to be more severe in young people. In this paper we analyze the diagnostic procedure for a tridimensional observation of any morphological and spatial alteration. The surgical procedure that permits the simultaneous correction of ankylosis and associated facial(More)
We report a clinical case of severe medullary aplasia complicated by fungal antritis. The treatment adopted for this patient consists in a clean operation of the infective focus and the local instillation of Amfotericina B during the post operative period. In this way the systemic circulation is not interested by the use of Amfotericina B, which is(More)
Myoepithelioma is a rare benign neoplasm of the salivary glands occurring more frequently in the parotids. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic, T-cell dependent, antibody and complement-mediated autoimmune neuromuscular transmission disorder. Interleukine-6 (IL-6) is an immune protein belonging to the family of the hematopoietins, liberated in response to(More)