Roberto Colasanti

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Meningiomas of the spine are the most common benign intradural extramedullary lesions and account for 25%-46% of all spinal cord tumors in adults. The goal of treatment is complete surgical resection while preserving spinal stability. Usually, these lesions occur in the thoracic region and in middle-aged women. Clinical presentation is usually nonspecific(More)
During resting tidal breathing the shape of the expiratory airflow waveform differs with age and respiratory disease. While most studies quantifying these changes report time or volume specific metrics, few have concentrated on waveform shape or area parameters. The aim of this study was to derive and compare the centroid co-ordinates (the geometric centre)(More)
Spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSH) is a rare condition, more commonly occurring after lumbar puncture for diagnostic or anesthesiological procedures. It has also been observed after traumatic events, in patients under anticoagulation therapy or in case of arteriovenous malformation rupture. In a very small number of cases no causative agent can be(More)
Paravertebral titanium rod migration represents an unusual and potentially fatal complication of vertebral stabilization surgical procedures. This condition, which requires a prompt and rapid diagnosis, is often mistaken for other more common diseases, or scotomized. We present a case of a 69 years old female affected by a non-Hodgkin lymphoma with evidence(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple intracranial aneurysms treatment is particularly demanding, even more in a developing country where the access to specialized centers may be prevented by different factors. CASE DESCRIPTION Herein, we report a challenging case regarding the single-stage surgical treatment of seven cerebral aneurysms in a 58-year-old woman from the(More)
OBJECTIVE Complex skull base approaches are often used to treat lesions within the middle incisural space; yet the well-known retrosigmoid route may provide an effective avenue to this difficult-to-reach region. The purpose of this study was to quantify the exposure advantages on the middle incisural space provided by cutting of the tentorium cerebelli via(More)
BACKGROUND The list of complications reported after decompressive craniectomy (DC) and cranioplasty is progressively increasing. Nonetheless, the exact incidence of these events is still ill-defined. Problems affecting skin flaps after DC and cranioplasty have never been accurately analyzed in papers and their impact on patients' prognosis is largely(More)
OBJECTIVE The preservation of normal peri/intralesional bridging veins is extremely important in every microneurosurgical operation. Purpose of our study is to describe the "squeeze maneuver" assisted by indocyanine green videoangiography (ICGV), a simple technique to "resuscitate" partially occluded bridging veins during microneurosurgical operations. (More)
After the senior author took chairmanship in Helsinki University Hospital in, he led the department into making neurosurgical operations much faster, safer and workflow more efficient, and at the same time maintaining high surgical quality and results. The aim was to describe the philosophies and style of Helsinki Microneurosurgery. The philosophies of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. PURPOSE The aim of our study was to analyze the safety and effectiveness of posterior pedicle screw fixation for treatment of pyogenic spondylodiscitis (PSD) without formal debridement of the infected tissue. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Posterior titanium screw fixation without formal debridement of the infected tissue and(More)