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Muscular pharyngeal structural changes, as fibre type disproportion, have been described in patients affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and in an animal experimental OSA model. The unsolved question is whether these muscular abnormalities are either secondary to a compensatory increased activity or due to a constitutionally determined reduction of(More)
Personal experience in the diagnosis and management of two patients, one adult and one child, with pathologically proven bronchogenic cysts is described. Both patients presented with a solitary neck mass that proved to be bronchogenic cysts on histological examination. Aim of the review is to define the cytology, histopathological and clinical(More)
Epistaxis is a very common disease. Fortunately it occurs most commonly in the anterior septal network of blood vessel and is therefore readily controlled with simple local measures. Severe posterior epistaxis is less frequent but is still a common and much more serious clinical problem and usually requires hospitalization. The classic treatment of these(More)
Follicular dendritic cell tumour/sarcoma is a rare tumour involving lymph-node or extra-lymph-node sites; review of the literature reveals very few cases of follicular dendritic cell tumour, probably since, in the past, the disease has often been mistaken for other neoplasms: low differentiated carcinomas and fusate cell carcinomas, sarcomas, melanomas,(More)
Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MEC) make up 32% of the heterogeneous cases of malignant epithelial neoplasm of salivary glands observed in our Department. From 1980 to 1990, 270 patients with salivary gland tumefaction, which had previously been treated surgically, were studies. Thirty-four proved to be cases of malignant epithelial neoplasms while 12 oh these(More)
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