Giovanni Broggi

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Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Long-term high-frequency bilateral pallidal stimulation for neuroleptic-induced tardive dystonia. Report of two cases
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Child Neurology, and Department of Neurology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Neurosurg 102:721-5. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Development and rupture of a de novo basilar artery aneurysm after surgical removal of a cerebellar arteriovenous malformation
    S Brock
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 145:1117-20. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation as a functional scalpel
    G Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 99:13-9. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Risk of seizures during intraoperative electrocortical stimulation of brain motor areas: a retrospective study on 50 patients
    Roberto Cordella
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:63-70. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma: can local delivery of mitoxantrone improve survival?
    Amerigo Boiardi
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Fondazione IRCSS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 88:105-13. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring of the cortico-spinal tract in image-guided mini-invasive neurosurgery
    Roberto Cordella
    Dept of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:1244-54. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Targeting the brain: considerations in 332 consecutive patients treated by deep brain stimulation (DBS) for severe neurological diseases
    Angelo Franzini
    Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:1285-303. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgifoam and mitoxantrone in the glioblastoma multiforme postresection cavity: the first step of locoregional chemotherapy through an ad hoc-placed catheter: technical note
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 59:E433-4; discussion E433-4. 2006
  9. doi request reprint A novel impermeable adhesive membrane to reinforce dural closure: a preliminary retrospective study on 119 consecutive high-risk patients
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    World Neurosurg 79:551-7. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Venous sacrifice in neurosurgery: new insights from venous indocyanine green videoangiography
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurosurg 115:18-23. 2011

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Publications73

  1. ncbi request reprint Long-term high-frequency bilateral pallidal stimulation for neuroleptic-induced tardive dystonia. Report of two cases
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Child Neurology, and Department of Neurology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Neurosurg 102:721-5. 2005
    ..The follow-up period for both cases was 1 year. Long-term bilateral high-frequency stimulation of GPI resulted in a dramatic and long-lasting improvement of neuroleptic-induced tardive dystonia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Development and rupture of a de novo basilar artery aneurysm after surgical removal of a cerebellar arteriovenous malformation
    S Brock
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 145:1117-20. 2003
    ..Three weeks after the AVM removal he suffered from a massive subarachnoid haemorrhage due to the rupture of an aneurysm developed de novo in the basilar artery...
  3. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation as a functional scalpel
    G Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 99:13-9. 2006
    ..New therapeutical applications are expected for this functional scalpel...
  4. doi request reprint Risk of seizures during intraoperative electrocortical stimulation of brain motor areas: a retrospective study on 50 patients
    Roberto Cordella
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:63-70. 2013
    ..The choice of anaesthetics according to the patients' characteristics, pre-op symptoms and medical therapy is pivotal...
  5. doi request reprint Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma: can local delivery of mitoxantrone improve survival?
    Amerigo Boiardi
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Fondazione IRCSS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 88:105-13. 2008
    ..64; 0.46-0.89), but the most significant favorable prognostic factor for survival was the local delivery of mitoxantrone which reduced the risk of death to 50% (HR = 0.50; 0.38-0.68)...
  6. doi request reprint Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring of the cortico-spinal tract in image-guided mini-invasive neurosurgery
    Roberto Cordella
    Dept of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:1244-54. 2013
    ..To evaluate the role of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in image-guided mini-invasive neurosurgery...
  7. doi request reprint Targeting the brain: considerations in 332 consecutive patients treated by deep brain stimulation (DBS) for severe neurological diseases
    Angelo Franzini
    Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:1285-303. 2012
    ..The balance of DBS in severe neurological disease is strongly positive even if further investigations and studies are needed to search for new applications and refine the selection criteria for the actual indications...
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgifoam and mitoxantrone in the glioblastoma multiforme postresection cavity: the first step of locoregional chemotherapy through an ad hoc-placed catheter: technical note
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 59:E433-4; discussion E433-4. 2006
    ..A technique for the placement of an intracavity catheter connected with a subcutaneous reservoir for further locoregional mitoxantrone administration is also described...
  9. doi request reprint A novel impermeable adhesive membrane to reinforce dural closure: a preliminary retrospective study on 119 consecutive high-risk patients
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    World Neurosurg 79:551-7. 2013
    ..TissuePatchDural (TPD), a novel impermeable adhesive membrane, can be used to reinforce dural closure in cases considered at high risk to develop postoperative CSF leak...
  10. doi request reprint Venous sacrifice in neurosurgery: new insights from venous indocyanine green videoangiography
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurosurg 115:18-23. 2011
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Brain surgery in a stereoscopic virtual reality environment: a single institution's experience with 100 cases
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 67:ons79-84; discussion ons84. 2010
    ..A comprehensive understanding of the spatial relationships between intracranial anatomy and pathological features is a crucial element in neurosurgical planning...
  12. doi request reprint Deep-brain stimulation for aggressive and disruptive behavior
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    World Neurosurg 80:S29.e11-4. 2013
    ..To describe our institutional experience with deep-brain stimulation (DBS) used in the treatment of aggressive and disruptive behavior refractory to conservative treatment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Methylation of O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase and loss of heterozygosity on 19q and/or 17p are overlapping features of secondary glioblastomas with prolonged survival
    Marica Eoli
    Unit of Clinical Neuro Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy
    Clin Cancer Res 13:2606-13. 2007
    ..Results in contradiction with these findings, however, are present in the literature and the clinical and genetic context framing MGMT methylation is poorly characterized...
  14. doi request reprint Advanced 3-dimensional planning in neurosurgery
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neurosurgery 72:54-62. 2013
    ..Although it has been found useful to facilitate the understanding of complex anatomic relationships, further effort is needed to increase the quality of the interaction between the user and the model...
  15. ncbi request reprint Intratumoral delivery of mitoxantrone in association with 90-Y radioimmunotherapy (RIT) in recurrent glioblastoma
    Amerigo Boiardi
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico, C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 72:125-31. 2005
    ..We stress the concept that the combined treatments could be more effective if delivered into a smaller residual tumor mass and probably in an adjuvant setting, before tumour recurrence...
  16. doi request reprint Deep brain stimulation of the posteromedial hypothalamus: indications, long-term results, and neurophysiological considerations
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurg Focus 29:E13. 2010
    ..The preoperative clinical picture, functional imaging studies, and overall clinical results in the literature are discussed...
  17. doi request reprint Aphasia induced by gliomas growing in the ventrolateral frontal region: assessment with diffusion MR tractography, functional MR imaging and neuropsychology
    Alberto Bizzi
    Neuroradiology, Foundation IRCCS Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Cortex 48:255-72. 2012
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the correlation between language deficits and lesion location in patients with gliomas...
  18. ncbi request reprint Neuromodulation in treatment of refractory headaches
    Angelo Franzini
    Neurological Institute Foundation C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S65-8. 2008
    ..According to us, the refinement of surgical techniques and of metabolic and functional brain neuroradiological investigations will lead to a refinement of the therapeutical strategies in such patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for intracranial germinomas in adult patients: a single-institution study
    Antonio Silvani
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 71:271-6. 2005
    ..The median follow-up was 55 months (range 12-120). 18 patients were alive without recurrence of disease. In the two patients with STGCs the death took place 16 and 35 months after diagnosis...
  20. doi request reprint Microvascular decompression for neurovascular conflicts in the cerebello-pontine angle: which role for endoscopy?
    Morgan Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milano, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 155:1709-16. 2013
    ..Today, endoscopy is commonly used in many neurosurgical procedures. This study aims to retrospectively assess the usefulness of endoscopy during MVD, focusing on microscopic endoscopic-assisted (MEA) MVD...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reclassification of oligoastrocytomas by loss of heterozygosity studies
    Marica Eoli
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cancer 119:84-90. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the definition of OAs or mixed gliomas could be reshaped in agreement with the genetic information...
  22. ncbi request reprint Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS). Surgical technique and prevention of late electrode migration
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 151:861-5; discussion 865. 2009
    ..The careful description of the surgical steps may contribute to a standardization of the procedure and make the interpretation of results easier even if obtained in series of patients operated on by different authors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Microvascular decompression for glossopharyngeal neuralgia: a long-term retrospectic review of the Milan-Bologna experience in 31 consecutive cases
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 151:1245-50. 2009
    ..To examine surgical findings and results of microvascular decompression (MVD) for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GN)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation of two unconventional targets in refractory non-resectable epilepsy
    Angelo Franzini
    Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 86:373-81. 2008
    ..Such patients did not meet criteria for resective surgery...
  25. ncbi request reprint CXCL12 in malignant glial tumors: a possible role in angiogenesis and cross-talk between endothelial and tumoral cells
    Andrea Salmaggi
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 67:305-17. 2004
    ..Our data support in vivo studies suggesting a role in angiogenesis played by CXCL12, which could represent a possible prognostic factor...
  26. doi request reprint Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. Considerations on 276 consecutive patients
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    J Neural Transm 118:1497-510. 2011
    ..The experience of different targets may be useful to guide and tailor the target choice to the individual clinical condition...
  27. doi request reprint Deep brain stimulation and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of bilateral parkinsonian tremor: target selection and case report of two patients
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 153:1069-75. 2011
    ..Based on the initial experiences, frameless radiosurgery appears to be an alternative treatment for Parkinsonian upper limb tremor in the presence of increased surgical risks for DBS placement...
  28. doi request reprint Fluorescein-guided surgery for grade IV gliomas with a dedicated filter on the surgical microscope: preliminary results in 12 cases
    Francesco Acerbi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 155:1277-86. 2013
    ..We report our preliminary experience in fluorescein-guided removal of grade IV gliomas using a dedicated filter on the surgical microscope...
  29. doi request reprint Spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome: a novel speculative physiopathological hypothesis and a novel patch method in a series of 28 consecutive patients
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurosurg 112:300-6. 2010
    ..The authors propose a novel physiopathological theory of SIH based on some anatomical considerations about the spinal venous drainage system...
  30. doi request reprint Neuromodulation for refractory headaches
    Giovanni Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S87-92. 2010
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Drug-resistant primary headache patients undergoing surgical therapies: how should we assess outcomes?
    Massimo Leone
    Department of Neurology, Neuromodulation Unit, Headache Centre, Carlo Besta Neurological Institute Foundation, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S93-4. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Cluster headache: pharmacological treatment and neurostimulation
    Massimo Leone
    Pain Neuromodulation Unit, Department of Neurology and Headache Centre, Besta Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Neurol 5:153-62. 2009
    ..The rationale, study results and selection criteria for neurostimulation procedures are also summarized, as are the disadvantages of these procedures...
  33. doi request reprint Advanced age as a contraindication to microvascular decompression for drug-resistant trigeminal neuralgia: evidence of prejudice?
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:23-8. 2010
    ..No statistically significant differences were observed between Groups 1 and 2. These findings seem to support the idea that microvascular decompression is not a dangerous surgical procedure in patients over the age of 65 years...
  34. doi request reprint Self-closing surgical clips for use in pericallosal artery-pericallosal artery side-to-side bypass
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Italy
    J Neurosurg 109:330-4. 2008
    ..The patient was discharged neurologically intact on the 5th postembolization day. Postprocedure angiography demonstrated no ipsilateral aneurysm filling and excellent bilateral distal outflow from the left anterior cerebral artery...
  35. doi request reprint Hemispherotomy and functional hemispherectomy: indications and outcome
    Carlo Efisio Marras
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 89:104-12. 2010
    ..We conclude that hemispherotomy can be performed successfully to treat medically intractable hemispheric epilepsy, providing remarkable results in terms of seizure outcome and quality of life...
  36. doi request reprint Surgical technique for trigeminal microvascular decompression
    Giovanni Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:1089-95. 2012
    ..Microvascular decompression (MVD) is a non-ablative technique designed to resolve the neurovascular conflict responsible for typical idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN)...
  37. doi request reprint Multisession radiosurgery for optic nerve sheath meningiomas--an effective option: preliminary results of a single-center experience
    Marcello Marchetti
    Department of Neurosurgery, Radiotherapy Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neurosurgery 69:1116-22; discussion 1122-3. 2011
    ..Traditional treatment options for optic nerve sheath meningiomas (ONSMs) include observation, surgery, and radiotherapy, but to date none of these has become the clear treatment of choice...
  38. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of the globus pallidus internus for childhood-onset dystonia
    Giovanna Zorzi
    Department of Child Neurology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Mov Disord 20:1194-200. 2005
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Paragangliomas of head and neck: a treatment option with CyberKnife radiosurgery
    Livia C Bianchi
    CyberKnife Center CDI, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:479-85. 2009
    ..In conclusion, CyberKnife radiosurgery appears to be both safe and effective in the treatment of skull base paragangliomas. Determining whether long-term complications will arise will require further investigation...
  40. ncbi request reprint A simple method to assess accuracy of deep brain stimulation electrode placement: pre-operative stereotactic CT + postoperative MR image fusion
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 82:14-9. 2004
    ..To describe a method for the measurement of the accuracy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode placement with the use of image fusion technologies...
  41. doi request reprint Arteriovenous micromalformation of the trigeminal root: intraoperative diagnosis with indocyanine green videoangiography: case report
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 67:onsE309-10; discussion onsE310. 2010
    ..To report on a single case of arteriovenous micromalformation (micro-AVM) of the trigeminal root that was diagnosed during microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia with the use of indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography...
  42. doi request reprint Feasibility of simultaneous vagal nerve and deep brain stimulation in chronic cluster headache: case report and considerations
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurological Institute C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:S137-9. 2009
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Operability of glioblastomas: "sins of action" versus "sins of non-action"
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:2107-16. 2013
    ..The gross total removal of glioblastoma with many complexities (Group 1) was found to be feasible with acceptable mortality, morbidity and long-term survival rates...
  44. ncbi request reprint One size does not fit all: choosing a treatment strategy for trigeminal neuralgia
    Giovanni Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Clin Neurosurg 52:283-91. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Craniotomy using image-guided oscillating saw: technical note
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Res 28:145-8. 2006
    ..To describe a new craniotomic technique that eliminates burr holes and minimizes bone loss along the craniotomic line...
  46. doi request reprint Deep-brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens in obsessive compulsive disorder: clinical, surgical and electrophysiological considerations in two consecutive patients
    Angelo Franzini
    Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Caloria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:353-9. 2010
    ..We here report the first Italian experience in the treatment of this pathology by means of nucleus accumbens stimulation, pointing out to some technical data which could be of help in localization of the target...
  47. ncbi request reprint Phase II trial of cisplatin plus temozolomide, in recurrent and progressive malignant glioma patients
    Antonio Silvani
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 66:203-8. 2004
    ..8% and 17.3%, respectively. Median TTP was 21.3 and 39.5 weeks, respectively. The principal toxic effects of the regimen were: neutropenia (5 WHO grade IV), thrombocytopenia (4 WHO grade IV), nausea and vomiting...
  48. doi request reprint Indocyanine green (ICG) temporary clipping test to assess collateral circulation before venous sacrifice
    Paolo Ferroli
    Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy
    World Neurosurg 75:122-5. 2011
    ..At present, no method exists to predict whether such sacrifice will be accommodated by the presence of collateral venous drainage. We show a simple technique to examine cerebral venous blood flow using indocyanine green videoangiography...
  49. doi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation in drug-resistant daily chronic migraine with depression: preliminary data
    Alberto Proietti Cecchini
    Headache Centre, National Neurological Institute IRCCS C Besta Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:S101-4. 2009
    ....
  50. doi request reprint CyberKnife radiosurgery as a first treatment for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia
    Laura Fariselli
    Division of Radiotherapy, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C Besta, and Centro Diagnostico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 64:A96-101. 2009
    ..To report the level of effectiveness and safety, in our experience, of CyberKnife (Accuray, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) robotic radiosurgery as a first-line treatment against pharmacologically refractory trigeminal neuralgia...
  51. ncbi request reprint Self-closing U-clips for intracranial microanastomoses in high-flow arterial bypass: technical case report
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 60:ONSE170; discussion ONSE170. 2007
    ..This is the first report of a U-clip intracranial arterial microanastomosis for a high-flow extracranial-intracranial bypass using a radial artery graft...
  52. ncbi request reprint Brainstem cavernomas: long-term results of microsurgical resection in 52 patients
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 56:1203-12; discussion 1212-4. 2005
    ..To review the natural history and the long-term results of microsurgical resection of brainstem cavernous angiomas operated on in one institution...
  53. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of the posterior hypothalamus for medically intractable impulsive and violent behavior
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 83:63-6. 2005
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Chronic motor cortex stimulation for movement disorders: a promising perspective
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria, 11 20133 Milano, Italy
    Neurol Res 25:123-6. 2003
    ..No complications or undesired side effects of electrode implant and stimulation were observed...
  55. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic stimulation for intractable cluster headache: long-term experience
    Massimo Leone
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neurology 67:150-2. 2006
    ..There are no persistent side effects. Hypothalamic stimulation is an effective, safe, and well-tolerated alternative to surgery for chronic patients with drug-refractory CH...
  56. doi request reprint Hamilton rating scale for depression-21 modifications in patients with vagal nerve stimulation for treatment of treatment-resistant depression: series report
    Angelo Franzini
    Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Neurologico, Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy and Department of Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Neuromodulation 11:267-71. 2008
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Mood disorder following DBS of the left amygdaloid region in a dystonia patient with a dislodged electrode
    Sylvie Piacentini
    Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Mov Disord 23:147-50. 2008
    ..We describe in detail the clinical features associated with left amygdala dysregulation induced by high-frequency stimulation through the displaced electrode...
  58. doi request reprint Long-term chronic stimulation of internal capsule in poststroke pain and spasticity. Case report, long-term results and review of the literature
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 86:179-83. 2008
    ..We propose that chronic stimulation of the IC might be an effective surgical option to motor cortex stimulation when the pain and spasticity are referred to the lower limbs...
  59. doi request reprint Presurgical functional MR imaging of language and motor functions: validation with intraoperative electrocortical mapping
    Alberto Bizzi
    Department of Neuroradiology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Radiology 248:579-89. 2008
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Treatment strategy for trigeminal neuralgia: a thirty years experience
    Giovanni Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S79-82. 2008
    ..The type of surgery should be tailored on the particular patient considering age, general physical condition, neuroradiological assessment in which MRI with dedicated sequences are mandatory, and also patient's attitude...
  61. doi request reprint Treatment of chronic headache of cervical origin with lipostructure: an observational study
    Paolo Gaetani
    Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Policlinico, Pavia, Italy
    Headache 53:507-13. 2013
    ..To test feasibility, safety, and efficacy of local transplant of stromal fraction of adipose tissue in the treatment of chronic headaches of cervical origin...
  62. doi request reprint Minimally invasive disc preserving surgery in cervical radiculopathies: the posterior microscopic and endoscopic approach
    Angelo Franzini
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 108:197-201. 2011
    ..This approach allowed us to reduce about 30% of the number of patients treated by the anterior approach, thus consistently reducing the need for intersomatic fixation...
  63. ncbi request reprint Management of chronic cluster headache
    Massimo Leone
    Pain Neuromodulation Unit, Department of Neurology, Headache Center, Carlo Besta Neurological Institute Foundation, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milano, Italy
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 13:56-70. 2011
    ..Hypothalamic stimulation is more invasive and can be performed only in specialist neurosurgical centers. Published experience suggests that about 60% of patients with chronic CH obtain long-term benefit with hypothalamic stimulation...
  64. ncbi request reprint Deep brain stimulation to relieve drug-resistant SUNCT
    Massimo Leone
    Department of Neurology and Headache Centre, Milano, Italy
    Ann Neurol 57:924-7. 2005
    ..We report the first patient with SUNCT in whom severe intractable pain (70 per day) was well controlled by electrode implant to and continuous stimulation of the posterior inferior hypothalamus. Ann Neurol 2005;57:925-927...
  65. pmc Genetic alterations and in vivo tumorigenicity of neurospheres derived from an adult glioblastoma
    Patrizia Tunici
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Besta, Dept Experimental Neurology, Milano, Italy
    Mol Cancer 3:25. 2004
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Vagal nerve stimulation: relationship between outcome and electroclinical seizure pattern
    Marina Casazza
    Division of Neurophysiopathology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Seizure 15:198-207. 2006
    ..These results of this small series of patients suggest that VNS might be more suitable in patients with temporal rather than frontal or central seizure onset. Further studies are required to support this hypothesis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of the posterior hypothalamus for treatment of chronic intractable cluster headaches: first reported series
    Angelo Franzini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 52:1095-9; discussion 1099-101. 2003
    ..To describe the results of deep brain stimulation of the ipsilateral posterior hypothalamus for the treatment of drug-resistant chronic cluster headaches (CHs). A technique for electrode placement is reported...
  68. ncbi request reprint Pain and psycho-affective disorders
    Giovanni Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 62:901-19; discussion 919-20. 2008
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  69. doi request reprint Carpal tunnel syndrome: matching minimally invasive surgical techniques. Technical note
    Vittoria Nazzi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurosurg 108:1033-6. 2008
    ..The technique of median nerve decompression at the wrist that was used for patients in Group C represents a valid alternative for treatment of CTS...
  70. doi request reprint Surgical site infections after elective neurosurgery: a survey of 1747 patients
    Laura G Valentini
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico di Natura Pubblica, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 62:88-95; discussion 95-6. 2008
    ..To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of postsurgical site infections (SSIs) in elective neurosurgical procedures in patients treated with an ultrashort antibiotic protocol...
  71. ncbi request reprint Meningiomas invading the superior sagittal sinus: surgical experience in 108 cases
    Francesco DiMeco
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 55:1263-72; discussion 1272-4. 2004
    ..There is a lack of published large series to provide definitive guidelines for the surgical treatment of these complex cases. We report our 15-year experience with surgery of parasagittal meningiomas invading the SSS...
  72. ncbi request reprint Operative findings and outcomes of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in 35 patients affected by multiple sclerosis
    Giovanni Broggi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 55:830-8; discussion 838-9. 2004
    ..Magnetic resonance imaging preoperative identification of suspicious vessels along the cisternal course of the trigeminal nerve in MS patients raises the question of a possible causative role of vascular compression in MS patients...
  73. doi request reprint Developmental venous anomaly of petrous veins: intraoperative findings and indocyanine green video angiographic study
    Paolo Ferroli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Carlo Besta Neurological Institute Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Neurosurgery 62:ONS418-21; discussion ONS421-2. 2008
    ..We describe the intraoperative findings and results of an indocyanine green (ICG) video angiographic study in a patient with a developmental venous anomaly of the petrous veins...