Vincenzo Albanese

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The use of local agents to achieve hemostasis is an old and complex subject in surgery. Their use is almost mandatory in spinal surgery. The development of new materials in chemical hemostasis is a continuous process that may potentially lead the surgeon to confusion. Moreover, the more commonly used materials have not changed in about 50 years. Using(More)
We report the clinical and radiological results on the safety and efficacy of an unusual surgical strategy coupling anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and total disc replacement in a single-stage procedure, in patients with symptomatic, multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD). The proposed hybrid, single-stage, fusion–nonfusion technique(More)
A series of 78 intracranial meningiomas (68 suprasellar, 10 intraventricular) were operated on in our Institute after the advent of the operating microscope. In our review, we discuss the microsurgical technical problems related to the preservation of vascular and brain structures in the removal of intraventricular and parasellar meningiomas. Basic(More)
BACKGROUND Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is an autosomal dominant disease characterised by the development of multiple nervous system tumours, ocular abnormalities, and skin tumours. Although classically considered a disease of adults, initial signs and/or symptoms may be evident in childhood and are often unrecognised. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study(More)
Ependymomas account for 2–6% of all central nervous system neoplasms. They develop from the ependymal cells that line the ventricular cavities of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord, as well as from ependymal clusters in the filum terminale. Giant cell ependymoma (GCE) is a rare subtype, with few cases reported, mostly in the brain. We(More)
Ossifying fibroma is a rare, benign, primary bone tumor that occurs most commonly in the mandible; a cranial vault location is extremely rare. In this report a case of symptomatic frontoparietotemporal ossifying fibroma with intracranial growth and cerebral displacement in a 12-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is described. Once excised the(More)
The authors report a case of brachial vein epithelioid hemangioendothelioma resembling a median nerve neoplasm clinically and radiologically. It was found as a mass closely attached to median nerve and arising from one of two brachial veins. Simple resection, requiring sacrifice of the vein, allowed nerve median sparing but recurrence occurred one year(More)
OBJECTIVE The X-Stop Interspinous Process Decompression System (St. Francis Medical Technologies, Concord, CA) is an interspinous device used with increasing frequency in the treatment of degenerative lumbar spine conditions. To date, limited data are available on complications observed in association with X-Stop procedures, and even less information exists(More)