Sergio Visintini

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Fluorescein is widely used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications. Its capability to accumulate in cerebral areas with blood-brain barrier damage makes it an ideal dye for intraoperative visualization of malignant gliomas (MG). We report our preliminary experience in fluorescein-guided removal of grade IV gliomas using a dedicated filter on the(More)
OBJECT Fluorescein, a dye that is widely used as a fluorescent tracer, accumulates in cerebral areas where the blood-brain barrier is damaged. This quality makes it an ideal dye for the intraoperative visualization of high-grade gliomas (HGGs). The authors report their experience with a new fluorescein-guided technique for the resection of HGGs using a(More)
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a common disorder of the lower spine. Since it is caused by loss of cellularity, there is interest in the comprehension of the cellular phenotypes. This study aimed to verify if stem cells isolated from nucleus pulposus of intervertebral discs (NPs-IVD), which may express neurogenic properties, may be implicated in(More)
Children may present a peculiar picture of CIM, as syncopes and acute paraparesis. In a series of 99 children operated for CIM at FINCB there were no major surgical morbidity nor mortality. The preoperative symptoms improved more in this pediatric series than in the adult cases treated at the same institution in the same period; a reason could be the(More)
Between 1956 and 1987 operations were performed on 36 patients below the age of 20 years for epidermoid and dermoid cysts of the central nervous system. Seventeen tumors were intracranial intradural lesions (47%): 12 were located in the supratentorial region (71%) and 5 were located in the infratentorial region (29%). Ten of these tumors (59%) were seated(More)
OBJECT The Milan Complexity Scale-a new practical grading scale designed to estimate the risk of neurological clinical worsening after performing surgery for tumor removal-is presented. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on all elective consecutive surgical procedures for tumor resection between January 2012 and December 2014 at the Second Division(More)
The aim of the study was to assess factor structure, internal consistency and validity of the Italian version of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 12-item version (WHODAS-12) in patients scheduled for neurosurgical procedures for brain tumours, cerebrovascular or spinal diseases. Disability was assessed with the WHODAS-12, quality(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the role of intraoperative multichannel electromyographic (EMG) monitoring to reduce postoperative deterioration and achieve full untethering of complex occult dysraphisms. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 66 patients who underwent operation for lumbosacral lipomas. Twenty recent cases were submitted to EMG(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to present the preliminary results of QoL, well-being, disability, and coping strategies of patients before neurosurgical procedure. METHODS We analysed data on preoperative quality of life (EUROHIS-QoL), disability (WHODAS-II), well-being (PGWB-S), coping strategies (Brief COPE), and functional status (KPS score) of a(More)
We describe 3 patients, who exhibited neurological symptoms after single dose epidural anaesthesia. In patient 1 an unrecognized spinal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) caused paraparesis following epidural block. The dilated veins draining an AVF are space-occupying structures and the injection of the anaesthetic solution may have precipitated latent ischaemic(More)