Asdrubal Falavigna

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A rare case of intramedullary lipoma associated with cyst
    A Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 59:112-5. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint [Fibrous dysplasia of the clivus: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:329-33. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint [Dural sinus thrombosis: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:334-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint [Thoracic spinal cord avulsion without radiologic abnormalities: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rua Colonel Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega 401 602, 95040 290 Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:885-8. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint [Management of deep wound infections in spinal lumbar fusions]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Departamento de Neurologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:1001-4. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Awareness, attitudes and perceptions on epilepsy in Southern Brazil
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 65:1186-91. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Anterior surgical management of the cervicothoracic junction lesions at T1 and T2 vertebral bodies
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Saúde, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 66:199-203. 2008
  8. pmc Intramuscular myxoma of the cervical paraspinal muscle
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Eur Spine J 18:245-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Intraosseous sacral paraganglioma with extradural extension: case report
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152:475-80. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Anterior cervical interbody fusion with hydroxyapatite graft: clinical and radiological analysis of graft breakage
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2769-74. 2009

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint A rare case of intramedullary lipoma associated with cyst
    A Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 59:112-5. 2001
    ..We report a rare case of "true" intramedullary lipoma associated with cyst. The patient underwent subtotal resection and the diagnosis was made by histopathological examination. There was postoperative neurological improvement...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Fibrous dysplasia of the clivus: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:329-33. 2006
    ..Other 14 of about fibrous dysplasia involving the clivus are related in the literature. We discuss clinical aspects, image exams, histology and treatment of this rare presentation of the disease...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Dural sinus thrombosis: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:334-7. 2006
    ..After the procedure, she presented frontal hematoma which was withdrawn surgically. We discuss this infrequent pathology in clinical picture, pathogenesis, image exams and therapeutics...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Thoracic spinal cord avulsion without radiologic abnormalities: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rua Colonel Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega 401 602, 95040 290 Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:885-8. 2006
    ..Magnetic resonance image showed complete spinal cord transection and spine avulsion in the segment between T3 and T7. We discuss this pathology according to its epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognostic aspects...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Management of deep wound infections in spinal lumbar fusions]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Departamento de Neurologia, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 64:1001-4. 2006
    ..The average time of hospitalization was 35.8 days. It was possible to erradicate infection without removal of instrumentation in all patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Awareness, attitudes and perceptions on epilepsy in Southern Brazil
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 65:1186-91. 2007
    ..To verify awareness and attitudes toward epilepsy in Southern Brazil...
  7. ncbi request reprint Anterior surgical management of the cervicothoracic junction lesions at T1 and T2 vertebral bodies
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Saúde, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 66:199-203. 2008
    ..In our experience, in injuries involving the T1 and T2 vertebral bodies, the transmanubrial approach offers good working room to remove the lesions and anterior reconstruction...
  8. pmc Intramuscular myxoma of the cervical paraspinal muscle
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Eur Spine J 18:245-9. 2009
    ..We reported the fourth case of intramuscular myxoma in the paraspinal musculature of the neck. Despite its benign characteristics, local recurrence was reported after subtotal resection. Tumor total removal should be the goal of surgery...
  9. doi request reprint Intraosseous sacral paraganglioma with extradural extension: case report
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152:475-80. 2010
    ..Paragangliomas of the spine, however, are rare. They usually present as an intradural tumor in the cauda equina. There are only three reports of primary intraosseous paragangliomas of the sacrum...
  10. doi request reprint Anterior cervical interbody fusion with hydroxyapatite graft: clinical and radiological analysis of graft breakage
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2769-74. 2009
    ..Prospective longitudinal cohort...
  11. ncbi request reprint Awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs in southern Brazil
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Liga Acadêmica Multidisciplinar de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia, University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 67:1076-81. 2009
    ..To evaluate the knowledge about stroke in Caxias do Sul...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Traumatic fracture of the thoracic spine T1-T10]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 62:1095-9. 2004
    ..In cases without spinal cord injury or incomplete injury (n=12), the surgical procedure was performed aiming to decompress the nerve tissue, to correct the alignment of the spine and to stabilize the spine...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cavernous angioma of the cauda equina: case report
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, Caxias do Sul University, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 62:531-4. 2004
    ..Pathology revealed a cavernous angioma. The literature, clinical presentation, technical examinations, and treatment are reviewed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Infrasellar craniopharyngioma: case report
    A Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 59:424-30. 2001
    ..Infrasellar craniopharyngioma is uncommon, thirty-five cases has been reported in literature. The embryology, clinical features and radiographic investigation of these tumors are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Spontaneous nerve root cerebrospinal fluid leaks and intracranial hypotension: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Disciplina de Neurologia, Fundação Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 61:134-6. 2003
    ..A literature review was performed evaluating the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this unusual pathology...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Rathke's pouch cyst: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Fundação Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias de Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 61:281-4. 2003
    ..Many published series about this pathology have been reviewed and compared with the present case...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Salmonella typhi in an immunocompetent patient]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Fundação Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 60:1034-7. 2002
    ..Intravenous ciprofloxacin therapy and external immobilization with a halo vest were instituted. A review of literature was performed evaluating the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this unusual pathology...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Extra-intracranial arterial bypass for treatment of patient with clinical refractory cerebral ischemia]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 62:330-3. 2004
    ..After lateral-terminal extra-intracranial bypass between the superficial temporal and right middle cerebral artery, there was significant improvement of cerebral perfusion with remission of the motor deficit...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Sacrococcigeal teratoma: report of three cases]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 62:334-8. 2004
    ..We describe three cases of sacrococcygeal teratoma and emphasize aspects of diagnosis, surgical techniques and complementary approaches...
  20. ncbi request reprint Primary melanoma of Meckel's cave: case report
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Caxias do SulTaubaté, SP, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 62:353-6. 2004
    ..The pathologic examination revealed a primary melanoma. The follow-up after six months did not show abnormalities...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Dysphagia in patients undergoing anterior cervical surgery]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 62:499-502. 2004
    ..Its incidence and duration varies depending on the author. We show a prospective study, analyzing the incidence, duration and quality of the dysphagia after anterior cervical surgery...
  22. doi request reprint Sleep disorders among undergraduate students in Southern Brazil
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    University of Caxias do Sul, Rua General Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Sleep Breath 15:519-24. 2011
    ..This survey aimed to assess the prevalence and characteristics of sleep disorders in a young population sample and their association with depressive symptoms...
  23. doi request reprint Correlation between persistent neurological impairment and clinical outcome after microdiscectomy for treatment of lumbar disc herniation
    Orlando Righesso
    Orthopedics Department, Santa Casa School of Medicine and Hospitals of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Neurosurgery 70:390-6; discussion 396-7. 2012
    ..Outcome of lumbar disc herniation is often based on clinical scores and less frequently on the neurological examination. However, even when clinical outcome measures are favorable, patients may still experience motor or sensory impairment...
  24. doi request reprint Consistency and reliability of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire in undergraduate students
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    University of Caxias do Sul, Rua General Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Sleep Breath 15:351-5. 2011
    ..This cross-sectional study is aimed to assess the consistency and reliability of the Brazilian Portuguese Version of the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire (MSQ-BR)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association between primary headaches and depression in young adults in southern Brazil
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Departmente of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil Electronic address
    Rev Assoc Med Bras 59:589-93. 2013
    ..To verify the association between depression and headache in young adults, as well as to identify the features of headache associated with depression and the influence of this mood disorder on headache-related disability...
  26. ncbi request reprint Depression Subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale applied preoperatively in spinal surgery
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Medical Faculty of the University of Caxias do Sul, Rua General Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega 401 602, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 70:352-6. 2012
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of the Depression Subscale of Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) in spine surgery, comparing it to Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of an injury prevention program on teenagers' knowledge and attitudes: results of the Pense Bem-Caxias do Sul Project
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:562-8. 2012
    ..The authors evaluated the effectiveness of an injury-prevention program in high school students in a city in southern Brazil...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Metastatic tumor of thoracic and lumbar spine: prospective study comparing the surgery and radiotherapy vs external immobilization with radiotherapy]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 65:889-95. 2007
    ..The Frankel scale and pain visual test were applied at the moment of diagnosis and after 1 and 6 months. The surgical group had better results with preserving the ambulation longer and significant reduction of pain...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and impact of headache in undergraduate students in Southern Brazil
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 68:873-7. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence, characteristics and impact of headache among university students...
  30. pmc Increased prevalence of low back pain among physiotherapy students compared to medical students
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rua General Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega 401 602, Caxias do Sul RS CEP 95040 290, Brazil
    Eur Spine J 20:500-5. 2011
    ..This study clearly demonstrated an association between undergraduate physiotherapy study and LBP. The length of course exposure is also associated with LBP...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of deep wound infection following lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative disc disease on long-term outcome: a prospective study: clinical article
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:399-403. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional status and satisfaction in patients who suffered a deep wound infection after undergoing lumbar arthrodesis for symptomatic degenerative disc disease...
  32. doi request reprint Anterior approach to the cervicothoracic junction: proposed indication for manubriotomy based on preoperative computed tomography findings
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:38-47. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to present straightforward preoperative methods to define the need for manubriotomy in the anterior surgical approach to the cervicothoracic junction...
  33. doi request reprint Twelve years of scientific production on Medline by Latin American spine surgeons
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 9:e87945. 2014
    ..Despite the small contribution of LA in the Science Citation Index (SCI), a growing contribution by LA research to international literature has been observed in recent years...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Anterior approach in patients with traumatic compression fracture type of thoracolumbar spine (T11-L2)]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina Unifesp EPM, General Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega 401 602, 95040 290 Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 65:906-11. 2007
    ..To describe experience with anterior access in compression fractures of thoracolumbar segment (T11 to L2) traumatic fractures that undergone anterior access surgery...
  35. doi request reprint Surgical planning and neurological outcome after anterior approach to remove a disc herniation at the C7-T1 level in 19 patients
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Medical School of the University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil Instituto de Rehabilitación Psicofisica, Buenos Aires, Argentina Hospital Universitario San Jorge HUSJ, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia Rio de Janeiro State University and the Fernando Pereira da Silva Public Hospital, Macaé, RJ, Brazil Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil and Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, Saint Louis, MO
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:E219-25. 2014
    ..Retrospective cohort study...
  36. pmc Assessing the evolution of publications by Brazilian spine surgeons in the last decade
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Medical Faculty of the University of Caxias do Sul, Rua General Arcy da Rocha Nóbrega, 401 602, Caxias do Sul, RS, 95040 290, Brazil
    Eur Spine J 22:2084-8. 2013
    ..To evaluate the scientific contribution of Brazilian Spine Surgeons not only in number of publications but also in their quality between January 2000 to December 2011...
  37. ncbi request reprint Comparison of open discectomy with microendoscopic discectomy in lumbar disc herniations: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Orlando Righesso
    Department of Orthopedics, Santa Casa School of Medicine and Hospitals of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Neurosurgery 61:545-9; discussion 549. 2007
    ..We compared the intra- and postoperative differences, as well as the final outcome of patients with herniated lumbar discs who underwent either open discectomy (OD) or microendoscopic discectomy (MED)...
  38. doi request reprint Brazilian physicians hold national strike against medical insurance companies
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    University of Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
    World Neurosurg 77:425-6. 2012
    ..It is estimated that the strike affected 25 to 35 million Brazilians, about 76% of the total number of medical insurance users...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Occipital condyle fracture associated with Jefferson's fracture and injury of lower cranial nerves: case report]
    Asdrubal Falavigna
    Neurologia da Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 60:1038-41. 2002
    ..Although Jefferson's fracture is rarely associated with OCF, it should be remembered and treated appropriately when diagnosed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic fibrinolysis of spontaneous intracerebral hematoma using infusion of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator
    José Augusto Nasser
    Departamento de Neurocirurgia, Centro de Investigação Neurológica, Instituto do Sono Estácio de Sá, Universidade Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 60:362-6. 2002
    ..The authors present a prospective study on 10 patients with stereotactic infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) intraparenchimal hemorrhage...