Susanna Bacigaluppi

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Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is invaluable in the management of neurosurgical and neurological critically ill patients. Invasive measurement of ventricular or parenchymal pressure is considered the gold standard for accurate measurement of ICP but is not always possible due to certain risks. Therefore, the availability of accurate methods to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the application of intraoperative monitoring techniques during aneurysm surgery and to discuss the advantages and limitations of these techniques in prevention of postoperative neurologic deficits. METHODS Articles found in the literature through PubMed for the time frame 1980-2011 and the authors' personal files were reviewed. (More)
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are a diffuse cerebrovascular disease affecting approximately 0.5% of the population. A CCM is characterized by abnormally enlarged and leaky capillaries arranged in mulberry-like structures with no clear flow pattern. The lesion might predispose to seizures, focal neurological deficits or fatal intracerebral(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial aneurysm development and rupture may be associated to the morphology of the parent vessel. OBJECTIVE To quantitatively characterize the geometry of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in relation to the location and orientation of lateral aneurysms and to identify recurrent patterns associated with their rupture status. METHODS The(More)
The aim of this study is to report the authors’ initial clinical experience of a 320-detector row computed tomography (CT) scanner in cerebrovascular disorders. Volumetric CT using the full 160-mm width of the 320 detector rows enables full brain coverage in a single rotation that allows for combined time-resolved whole-brain perfusion and four-dimensional(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of anterior circulation aneurysms versus standard surgery, and to calculate the impact of these techniques on health resources, length of stay, and treatment costs. A consecutive series of 24 patients with ruptured and 30 with unruptured anterior circulation aneurysms(More)
Proximal aneurysms of the medullary postero-inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) tract are peculiar due to critical anatomical location, small size and tortuosity of the parent vessel, close origin to brainstem perforators, and fragility of the sac wall. Moreover, most patients present after bleeding, increasing the challenges. Aim of this study is to evaluate(More)
Standard endovascular therapy has shown little success in treatment of very large and giant ophthalmic segment aneurysms. We hypothesize that surgical treatment of these aneurysms yields better results in terms of visual function and aneurysm obliteration. The Toronto Brain Vascular Malformation Study Group database was analyzed to retrieve patients treated(More)
OBJECTIVE The influence of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) on the short- and long-term results of surgery was evaluated in a series of consecutive patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS Patients with suspected iNPH admitted to our department between June 1996 and June 2003 were evaluated with four clinical and handicap(More)