Valentina Terenzi

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BACKGROUND Fibrous dysplasia is a benign bone lesion characterized by replacement of normal bone with fibro-osseous connective tissue. The surgical treatment of fibrous dysplasia is based on one of two different approaches, conservative or radical. METHODS From January of 1980 to December of 2002, 95 patients with fibrous dysplasia located in the(More)
This paper presents our clinical experience with head and neck reconstruction using radial forearm flap and our preliminary experience with anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap. We analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these 2 flaps from the complications we have encountered. From 1993 to 2006, the radial forearm flap has been used in 75 patients, whereas(More)
This report presents a case of lethal invasive mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection, which predominantly affects immunocompromised patients, and is reported in a 57-year-old female who presented with cerebral abscess. The patient, who had undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, presented with extensive right hemifacial deficiency of the bones and soft tissues(More)
Many reports have paid attention to skeletal stability after orthognathic surgery, but only few focalize attention on patients with III class III malocclusion and open bite. In this article, long-term stability (2 yr) of the maxilla and the mandible after orthognathic surgery in 40 patients with class III malocclusion and anterior open bite is evaluated.(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) are tumors with propensity mostly for locoregional spread. Most frequent sites of metastasis from cancer of the oral cavity include lung, bone, liver, adrenal, heart, and kidney. The advent of newer surgical techniques and an improved understanding of head and neck cancer have further improved control of(More)
Due to substantial improvement in diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity cancer, a better understanding of the patient care needs to be revised. We reviewed literature related to OCC and discussed current general management approaches and related long-term radiation toxicities to emphasize the multidisciplinary team involvement. New technical modalities and(More)
For the reconstruction of extensive craniofacial bony defects, autogenous bone is the material of choice because of its potential for revascularization and its osteoconductive and osteoinductive properties. In the present study, the results obtained after grafting with autogenous bone grafts in 233 patients with facial bony defects are analyzed(More)
Free flap reconstruction is the treatment of choice after extensive head and neck tumour resection. When treating a patient with a previous disability, such as lower extremity paralysis secondary to poliomyelitis, it is important to offer the best reconstruction whilst preserving healthy extremities. We report the case of a 51-year-old man with a squamous(More)
Maxillary cancers include neoplasms arising in both maxillary sinus and oral cavity (upper alveolar ridge, hard palate) according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer. Although it is universally accepted that the combination of surgery and radiotherapy seems to be the treatment of choice, there is no accordance about the treatment of clinically(More)
Uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare tumor constituting 1% of all uterine malignancies. This sarcoma demonstrates an aggressive growth pattern with an high rate of recurrence with hematologic dissemination; the most common sites are lung, liver, and peritoneal cavity, head and neck district being rarely interested. Only other four cases of metastasis in(More)