Umberto E. S. Barillari

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Few studies analyzed the diffusion of vocal alterations especially in childhood. Aim of our study was to quantify the numbers of subjects, in paediatric age, in which dysphonia was diagnosed in our department of Phoniatrics, during a period of 5 years, (January 2002-December 2006), and also to evaluate the influence of some potential risk factors. In the(More)
INTRODUCTION In Italy the number of teachers among private and public schools is around one million. Voice disorders are thought to be one of the major occupational hazards of school teaching; in fact the teachers often use their voice with high-intensity, in noisy classes, for a long time and without suitable breaks. The aim of the study was to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to assess whether partial cordectomy or complete cordectomy with narrow free margins is a safe oncological procedure for T1 glottic carcinoma. We also studied surgical margins and the involvement of anterior commissure. METHODS Thirty-one T1 glottic carcinomas underwent endoscopic CO(2) laser excision of the lesion(More)
A new therapy is proposed for the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (B.P.P.V.) of the Posterior Semicircular Canal (P.S.C.): the Canalith Repositioning Maneuver (C.R.M.). The need for a new maneuver to treat B.P.P.V. of the P.S.C. arises from the difficulties encountered in daily practice, under particular conditions (i.e. elderly, obese,(More)
OBJECTIVES This article reports the first evidence of a larynx osteoma of the false vocal fold. STUDY DESIGN Case report and literature review. METHODS Case report and review of previously published cases of larynx osteomas. RESULTS A 79-year-old patient was referred to our institution for dysphagia and hoarseness. Fibrolaryngoscopy showed a regular(More)
Adenoidal hypertrophy (AH) represents one of the most frequent indications for surgery in children and it has been proposed that treatment with intranasal corticosteroids can decrease the size of AH. Therefore, the aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of the use of intranasal flunisolide among children affected by AH. 178 children with AH were(More)
UNLABELLED Floating-Harbor syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by specific facial features, short stature associated with significantly delayed bone age and language impairment. Although language delay is a cardinal manifestation of this syndrome, few reports describe the specific language difficulties of these patients, particularly the(More)