Massimo Caldarelli

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Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of the surgical treatment of craniopharyngioma: the experience at the Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome
    M Caldarelli
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:747-57. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Intracranial midline dermoid and epidermoid cysts in children
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Department of Pediatrics, Operative Unit of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 100:473-80. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Preoperative and postoperative neurological, neuropsychological and behavioral impairment in children with posterior cranial fossa astrocytomas and medulloblastomas: the role of the tumor and the impact of the surgical treatment
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Paediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1173-88. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Heralding cerebellar mutism: evidence for pre-surgical language impairment as primary risk factor in posterior fossa surgery
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Policlinic A Gemelli, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Cerebellum 10:551-62. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Posterior resection for childhood lesional epilepsy: neuropsychological evolution
    Domenica Battaglia
    Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 23:131-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Antibiotic impregnated external ventricular drainage and third ventriculostomy in the management of hydrocephalus associated with posterior cranial fossa tumours
    Gianpiero Tamburrini
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 150:1049-55; discussion 1055-6. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Severe subdural hemorrhage due to minimal prenatal trauma
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, L go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:543-6. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The use of a reconstituted collagen foil dura mater substitute in paediatric neurosurgical procedures--experience in 47 patients
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Br J Neurosurg 24:51-4. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of craniopharyngiomas--experience with a pediatric series
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 19:355-66. 2006
  10. doi request reprint The role of inflammation in the genesis of the cystic component of craniopharyngiomas
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1779-84. 2010

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of the surgical treatment of craniopharyngioma: the experience at the Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome
    M Caldarelli
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 21:747-57. 2005
    ..In order to avoid such complications, some authors have suggested to renounce to radical resection and to rely on post-operative radiation therapy to minimise the risk of residual tumour progression...
  2. ncbi request reprint Intracranial midline dermoid and epidermoid cysts in children
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Department of Pediatrics, Operative Unit of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 100:473-80. 2004
    ..Authors of large series have only occasionally reported on pediatric cases, and these reports often lack a specific analysis of those cerebral midline lesions...
  3. doi request reprint Preoperative and postoperative neurological, neuropsychological and behavioral impairment in children with posterior cranial fossa astrocytomas and medulloblastomas: the role of the tumor and the impact of the surgical treatment
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Paediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1173-88. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Heralding cerebellar mutism: evidence for pre-surgical language impairment as primary risk factor in posterior fossa surgery
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Policlinic A Gemelli, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Cerebellum 10:551-62. 2011
    ..In the present series, children with normal pre-operative language function did not develop post-operative mutism...
  5. doi request reprint Posterior resection for childhood lesional epilepsy: neuropsychological evolution
    Domenica Battaglia
    Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 23:131-7. 2012
    ..Our study in this particular cohort of children with epileptogenic occipitoparietal lesions thus confirmed a trend toward a benign epileptic and neurodevelopmental outcome after surgical resection of the lesion...
  6. doi request reprint Antibiotic impregnated external ventricular drainage and third ventriculostomy in the management of hydrocephalus associated with posterior cranial fossa tumours
    Gianpiero Tamburrini
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 150:1049-55; discussion 1055-6. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Severe subdural hemorrhage due to minimal prenatal trauma
    Marco Piastra
    Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, L go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:543-6. 2009
    ..After birth, brain compression required a complex neurosurgical intervention because simple hematoma evacuation was not possible. The clinical and neurological outcome at 6 months was excellent, as confirmed by the neuroimaging findings...
  8. doi request reprint The use of a reconstituted collagen foil dura mater substitute in paediatric neurosurgical procedures--experience in 47 patients
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Br J Neurosurg 24:51-4. 2010
    ..We report our experience with a new collagen foil (TissuDura, Baxter Healthcare SA, Switzerland) utilized as dural substitute in paediatric neurosurgical procedures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of craniopharyngiomas--experience with a pediatric series
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 19:355-66. 2006
    ..In case of huge tumors involving the hypothalamus, a more conservative resection should be performed, followed by a 'wait and see' policy or possible radiotherapy...
  10. doi request reprint The role of inflammation in the genesis of the cystic component of craniopharyngiomas
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:1779-84. 2010
    ..Only a few studies have addressed the molecular characterization of the cyst fluid so far and the mechanisms of action of intracystic agents are not clearly understood yet...
  11. doi request reprint The natural history of the Chiari Type I anomaly
    Federica Novegno
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli 1, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 2:179-87. 2008
    ..The decision of whether or not to operate is more difficult in these patients than in those with clear symptoms because of the lack of information about the natural course of this disease...
  12. doi request reprint 12-year-old boy with multiple brain masses
    Luca Massimi
    Department of Bio images and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Brain Pathol 20:679-82. 2010
    ..Explanations of this very unusual association include radio-induced tumors, second tumors developing from remnants of medulloblastoma cancer stem cells, or the changing histology after adjuvant therapy...
  13. doi request reprint Radiation-induced brain tumours after central nervous system irradiation in childhood: a review
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 24:793-805. 2008
    ..Age-related cerebral vulnerability could be a specific factor in the genesis of these complications...
  14. doi request reprint Long-term neuropsychological development in single-suture craniosynostosis treated early
    Daniela Chieffo
    Department of Pediatric Neurology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:232-7. 2010
    ..The authors evaluated the results of complete cognitive function examinations in a series of 65 adolescents who had undergone surgery for sagittal or unicoronal craniosynostosis when they were younger than 1 year old...
  15. ncbi request reprint Late closure of the stoma by spreading of a periaqueductal glioma: an unusual failure of endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Case report
    Luca Massimi
    Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 104:197-201. 2006
    ..The authors suggest tumor extension along the diencephalic neural pathways as the possible cause of ETV failure in this patient...
  16. doi request reprint Complications of delayed cranial repair after decompressive craniectomy in children less than 1 year old
    Paolo Frassanito
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Policlinic A Gemelli, Catholic Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:927-33. 2012
    ..However, only a few dedicated papers can be found in the literature...
  17. doi request reprint Retrieval of ventricular catheter with the aid of endoscopy: technical note
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 2:71-4. 2008
    ..The removal of an unnecessary and no longer useful prosthetic device that is a possible focus of infection justifies endoscopic treatment, which, in this experience, is not associated with morbidity...
  18. doi request reprint Endoscopic transventricular positioning of intracystic catheter for treatment of craniopharyngioma. Technical note
    Benedetta L Pettorini
    Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:245-8. 2009
    ..The authors' experience favors the use of neuroendoscopic positioning of intracystic catheters as safer than open and stereotactic approaches...
  19. doi request reprint CSF otorrhea after anterior temporal craniotomy due to hyperpneumatization of the temporal bone
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurosurg 44:176-7. 2008
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of limited posterior fossa craniectomy in the surgical treatment of Chiari malformation Type I: experience with a pediatric series
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 106:187-95. 2007
    ..The authors report their experience with the surgical treatment of 30 pediatric patients with CM-I...
  21. ncbi request reprint Unusual presentation of intradural endodermal cysts in young children under 2 years of age. Report of two cases
    Federica Novegno
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 165:613-7. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint The role of endoscopic choroid plexus coagulation in the surgical management of bilateral choroid plexuses hyperplasia
    Gianpiero Tamburrini
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:605-8. 2006
    ..Endoscopic coagulation of the choroid plexuses has been recently proposed as an alternative to open surgical plexectomy. However, the effectiveness of the procedure in controlling CSF overproduction is still debated...
  23. doi request reprint Vertex scalp mass as presenting sign of a complex intracranial vascular malformation
    Luca Massimi
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 3:307-10. 2009
    ..quot; The neuroimaging investigations pointed out a temporal AVM causing dilation of the intracranial sinuses and ectasia of the vein of the scalp; one of the veins was appreciable as a lump on the vertex...
  24. doi request reprint Isolated sagittal craniosynostosis: definition, classification, and surgical indications
    Luca Massimi
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 28:1311-7. 2012
    ..On the other hand, the surgical correction may show a protective effect on some visual skills, like the ability to fix and follow, and the fixation shift...
  25. doi request reprint Anterior plagiocephaly: epidemiology, clinical findings,diagnosis, and classification. A review
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Paediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, A Gemelli Hospital, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 28:1413-22. 2012
    ..Anterior plagiocephaly is the direct cause of oculomotor anomalies, with a characteristic strabismus, and of progressive asymmetrical maldevelopment of the face, craniovertebral junction, and cervical spine...
  26. doi request reprint Lim mineralization protein is involved in the premature calvarial ossification in sporadic craniosynostoses
    Wanda Lattanzi
    Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Universita Cattolica S Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Bone 52:474-84. 2013
    ..the molecular basis of the overactive osteogenic process may at least in part involve a deregulation of the LMP-related pathway in calvarial cells...
  27. doi request reprint Endoscopic septostomy through a standard precoronal ventricular access: feasibility and effectiveness
    Gianpiero Tamburrini
    Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:1517-22. 2012
    ..In particular, the choice of the ventricular access has been recently debated. We investigated the results of endoscopic septostomy performed through a standard precoronal ventricular access using a rigid endoscope...
  28. doi request reprint BaS analysis: a new cephalometric study for craniofacial malformations
    Sandro Pelo
    Maxillofacial Surgery, Catholic University Medical School, Via G Moscati 31 33, Rome 00168, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:997-1006. 2009
    ..The authors present a new cephalometric technique that could be used as a more objective mean of follow-up evaluation of patients undergoing craniofacial advancement...
  29. doi request reprint A late complication of CSF shunting: acquired Chiari I malformation
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:443-52. 2009
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Cerebellar mutism after spontaneous intratumoral bleeding involving the upper cerebellar vermis: a contribution to the physiopathogenic interpretation
    Paolo Frassanito
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:7-11. 2009
    ..Transient mutism as a consequence of posterior fossa surgery is a well-known phenomenon. However, it has rarely been reported after focal nonsurgically induced cerebellar damage...
  31. doi request reprint Occipital sinus pericranii superseding both jugular veins: description of two rare pediatric cases
    Paolo Frassanito
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Neurosurgery 72:E1054-8; dicussion 1058. 2013
    ..The extracranial venous drainage of the brain is provided mainly by the jugular veins with the variable participation of extrajugular pathways...
  32. doi request reprint Identification of thymosins β4 and β 10 in paediatric craniopharyngioma cystic fluid
    Claudia Desiderio
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:951-60. 2013
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Abrupt clinical onset of Chiari type I/syringomyelia complex: clinical and physiopathological implications
    Luca Massimi
    Institute of Neurosurgery A Gemelli Hospital, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurosurg Rev 35:321-9; discussion 329. 2012
    ..About 87 % of patients of this review were asymptomatic prior to their acute onset. The problem of the management of asymptomatic subjects is still open...
  34. doi request reprint Natural history of Chiari type I malformation in children
    Luca Massimi
    Department of Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurosurgery, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S275-7. 2011
    ..This analysis shows a favorable natural outcome of CIM in children, thus suggesting a conservative management in asymptomatic cases. However, multicentric studies are required to validate this data...
  35. doi request reprint Thyroid neoplasm after central nervous system irradiation for medulloblastoma in childhood: report of two cases
    Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini
    Paediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 800168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:631-4. 2009
    ..Irradiation is the well-known risk factor for development of benign and malignant thyroid tumours. Children are more exposed to this risk because of their thyroid gland is more sensitive to carcinogenic effect of ionising radiation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Massive congenital intracranial teratoma: perioperative coagulation impairment
    Marco Piastra
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 26:712-7. 2004
    ..The surgical indication itself represents an ethical dilemma when treating a large intracranial tumor with partial destruction and replacement of brain structures...
  37. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic epilepsy in children with poroencephalic cysts secondary to perinatal middle cerebral artery occlusion
    Francesco Guzzetta
    Division of Child Neurology, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 22:922-30. 2006
    ..Whatever the kind of surgical treatment, surgery should be performed as soon as possible to optimize functional brain reorganization...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a limited invasive scalp approach in the correction of sagittal craniosynostosis
    Luca Massimi
    Pediatrc Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 23:1389-401. 2007
    ..Mini-invasive approaches are particularly useful in the very young infant as they are associated with a minor surgical risk. Furthermore, they are weighted by a minor cosmetic impact related to a less extended surgical scar...
  39. ncbi request reprint Ectopic recurrences of craniopharyngioma
    Federica Novegno
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:468-73. 2002
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Chiari type III malformation
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 18:207-10. 2002
    ..Surgical treatment usually consists of primary closure of the occipital/cervical encephalocele, followed by delayed CSF shunting for the associated hydrocephalus...
  41. ncbi request reprint Lateral ventricle choroid plexus papilloma extending into the third ventricle
    Federico Di Rocco
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurosurg 40:314-6. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of Chiari I malformation and related syringomyelia: radiological and neurophysiological studies
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Policlinico Gemelli, Largo Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 20:332-5. 2004
    ..REVIEW: The authors review the pertinent literature on the neuroradiology of the Chiari I malformation, with special regard to MRI, with the aim of providing the reader with an updated instrument for its diagnosis...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prolonged ICP monitoring in Sylvian arachnoid cysts
    Concezio Di Rocco
    Pediatric Neurosurgical Unit, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Surg Neurol 60:211-8. 2003
    ..The present study was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of prolonged ICP recording in the preoperative work-up...
  44. doi request reprint Recurrent tethered cord: radiological investigation and management
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:1601-9. 2013
    ..The goal of this review is to provide information about the pathophysiology, the radiological picture, and the management of RTV according to the pertinent literature and the authors' experience...
  45. ncbi request reprint Congenital hemiparesis and seizures secondary to perinatal occlusion of the middle cerebral artery
    Massimo Caldarelli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:220. 2002
  46. ncbi request reprint Two newborn children with large hemorrhages from arteriovenous malformations
    Gianpiero Tamburrini
    Pediatric Neurosurgical Unit, Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Neurosurg 37:164-5. 2002
  47. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of temozolomide given three times a day in pediatric and adult patients
    Anna Riccardi
    Division of Pediatric Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 52:459-64. 2003
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Massive blood loss during removal of congenital choroid plexus tumors
    Domenico Pietrini
    J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 16:260-3. 2004