Nicola Montano

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The role of percutaneous balloon compression in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia recurring after other surgical procedures
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurol Belg 114:59-64. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Primary multicentric anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with atypical features
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1605-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint What is the best treatment of drug-resistant trigeminal neuralgia in patients affected by multiple sclerosis? A literature analysis of surgical procedures
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:567-72. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Communicating hydrocephalus following surgery and adjuvant radiochemotherapy for glioblastoma
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 115:1126-30. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Percutaneous balloon compression for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in patients with multiple sclerosis. Analysis of the potentially prognostic factors
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:779-83. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Extremely delayed falx metastasis from renal cell carcinoma
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 68:1541-2. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Cervical extramedullary lymphomatoid granulomatosis
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome 00168, Italy
    J Clin Neurosci 18:851-3. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Solitary fibrous tumour of the IV ventricle
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Br J Neurosurg 24:495-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Massive ascites as unique sign of shunt infection by Propionibacterium acnes
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome
    Br J Neurosurg 24:221-3. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Telomerase inhibition impairs tumor growth in glioblastoma xenografts
    Maria Laura Falchetti
    Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine, CNR, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Res 28:532-7. 2006

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  1. doi request reprint The role of percutaneous balloon compression in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia recurring after other surgical procedures
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurol Belg 114:59-64. 2014
    ..0234) and a compression time <5 min (p < 0.05) were associated to higher pain-free survival. Considering these results PBC could be considered a useful technique for patients whose pain recurs after other procedures. ..
  2. doi request reprint Primary multicentric anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with atypical features
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Clin Neurosci 20:1605-8. 2013
    ..We report the first case of primary multicentric anaplastic PXA and discuss its atypical features and the pertinent literature. ..
  3. doi request reprint What is the best treatment of drug-resistant trigeminal neuralgia in patients affected by multiple sclerosis? A literature analysis of surgical procedures
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 115:567-72. 2013
    ..To our knowledge, there is no critical literature analysis focusing on this particular topic. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of different surgical procedures utilized for drug-resistant TN in MS patients...
  4. doi request reprint Communicating hydrocephalus following surgery and adjuvant radiochemotherapy for glioblastoma
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 115:1126-30. 2011
    ..The authors evaluated the clinical and radiological factors associated with the onset of communicating hydrocephalus and the impact of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery on the outcome of these patients...
  5. doi request reprint Percutaneous balloon compression for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in patients with multiple sclerosis. Analysis of the potentially prognostic factors
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:779-83. 2012
    ..We examined the role of PBC for the treatment of TN in MS patients and investigated the role of some clinical and procedure-related factors in determining the prognosis of these patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Extremely delayed falx metastasis from renal cell carcinoma
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 68:1541-2. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Cervical extramedullary lymphomatoid granulomatosis
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome 00168, Italy
    J Clin Neurosci 18:851-3. 2011
    ..Although prognosis of LYG remains poor, surgery can be considered to improve pain relief and neurological morbidity of spinal LYG...
  8. doi request reprint Solitary fibrous tumour of the IV ventricle
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Br J Neurosurg 24:495-6. 2010
    ..We describe the case of a SFT located in the fourth ventricle and briefly review the pertinent literature...
  9. doi request reprint Massive ascites as unique sign of shunt infection by Propionibacterium acnes
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome
    Br J Neurosurg 24:221-3. 2010
    ..We report on a case of P. acnes shunt infection presenting with massive ascites as the unique sign of CSF infection. Shunt removal, antibiotic therapy and drenaige of ascites were performed with a rapid clinical recovery...
  10. ncbi request reprint Telomerase inhibition impairs tumor growth in glioblastoma xenografts
    Maria Laura Falchetti
    Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine, CNR, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Res 28:532-7. 2006
    ..On the contrary, development of tumors upon subcutaneously grafting of U87MG and TB10 cells and intracranial implantation of U87MG cells in nude athymic mice was strongly reduced by telomerase inhibition...
  11. doi request reprint Targeted therapy with bevacizumab and erlotinib tailored to the molecular profile of patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Preliminary experience
    Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris
    Department of Neurosurgery, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 155:33-40. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a targeted therapeutic approach in which administration of bevacizumab and erlotinib was tailored on the molecular profile of recurrent GBM...
  12. pmc Expression of EGFRvIII in glioblastoma: prognostic significance revisited
    Nicola Montano
    Istituti di Neurochirurgia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Neoplasia 13:1113-21. 2011
    ..Depletion of EGFRvIII in recurrent GBMs as well as differential sensitivity to TMZ in vitro indicates that the EGFRvIII-negative cell fraction is involved in resistance to radio/chemotherapy and tumor repopulation...
  13. doi request reprint De novo malignant craniopharyngioma: case report and literature review
    Libero Lauriola
    Department of Pathology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    J Neurooncol 103:381-6. 2011
    ..Malignant craniopharyngioma is a rare primary malignant tumor of the sellar region. This is the first case of de novo malignant craniopharyngioma with significant follow-up...
  14. pmc Tumorigenic potential of olfactory bulb-derived human adult neural stem cells associates with activation of TERT and NOTCH1
    Patrizia Casalbore
    Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine, CNR, Rome, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e4434. 2009
    ..However, the constitutive activation of the cellular machinery required to bypass apoptosis and senescence places these cells at risk for malignant transformation...
  15. pmc Intracranial melanocytic meningeal tumours and melanosis oculi: case report and literature review
    Francesco Doglietto
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    BMC Cancer 12:220. 2012
    ..The importance of this association is discussed together with the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of the case...
  16. doi request reprint Simultaneously occurring tumours within the same cerebello-pontine angle: refining literature definitions and proposal for classification
    Paolo Frassanito
    Neurosurgery, Catholic University Medical School, Policlinico A Gemelli Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 153:1989-93; discussion 1993. 2011
    ..The correct classification of these nosological entities will allow further more accurate evaluations of these cases in order to clarify the pathogenesis, prognosis and best treatment of each one...
  17. doi request reprint Intrapelvic sciatic notch schwannoma: microsurgical excision using the infragluteal approach
    Nicola Montano
    Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 119:751-5. 2013
    ..The infragluteal approach can be safely used for the effective resection of intrapelvic benign neurogenic tumors at the sciatic notch that are extrinsic to the sciatic nerve, avoiding the more invasive and risky transabdominal approach. ..
  18. doi request reprint Persistence of primary empty sella syndrome despite obesity surgery: report of two unusual cases
    Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Br J Neurosurg 26:875-6. 2012
    ..We report two overweight ESS patients in whom bariatric surgery resolved obesity but failed in curing ESS, requiring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt placement...
  19. doi request reprint Expression of the stem cell marker CD133 in recurrent glioblastoma and its value for prognosis
    Roberto Pallini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Cancer 117:162-74. 2011
    ..To date, however, there is no clinical evidence that the fraction of CD133-positive cells in glioblastoma that recurs after radiochemotherapy may be relevant for prognosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Telomerase inhibition by stable RNA interference impairs tumor growth and angiogenesis in glioblastoma xenografts
    Roberto Pallini
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cancer 118:2158-67. 2006
    ..Tumor xenografts that arose from telomerase-inhibited GBM cells also showed a less-malignant phenotype due both to the absence of massive necrosis and to reduced angiogenesis...
  21. doi request reprint Giant frontal mucocele complicated by subdural empyema: treatment of a rare association
    Massimiliano Visocchi
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurol Belg 112:85-90. 2012
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  22. doi request reprint Craniotomy repair with the retrosigmoid approach: the impact on quality of life of meticulous reconstruction of anatomical layers
    Giuseppe Maria Della Pepa
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Department of Functional Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 153:2255-8. 2011
    ..Various cranial repairs have been described to limit the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, the rate of infections, postoperative headache and local discomfort in patients undergoing cerebello-pontine angle surgery...
  23. doi request reprint Late onset cerebellar metastasis from oesophageal adenocarcinoma in Williams Syndrome
    Nicola Montano
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    J Neurooncol 88:349-51. 2008
  24. doi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation in drug-resistant epilepsies. Analysis of potential prognostic factors in a cohort of patients with long-term follow-up
    Gabriella Colicchio
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:2237-40. 2012
    ..Here we report the outcome of VNS in a series with long-term follow-up and try to identify subgroups of patients who could be better candidates for this procedure...
  25. ncbi request reprint Motoneurons innervating facial muscles after hypoglossal and hemihypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis in rats
    Eduardo Fernandez
    Center of Research on Regeneration in the Nervous System, Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Res 26:395-400. 2004
    ..No labeled motoneurons were seen contralaterally as we observed previously after section and repair of several nerves...
  26. ncbi request reprint Influence of local environment on the differentiation of neural stem cells engrafted onto the injured spinal cord
    Lucia Ricci-Vitiani
    Department of Hematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Res 28:488-92. 2006
    ..Here, we tested the hypothesis that inflammatory cytokines (ICs) may be involved in the restricted differentiation of NSCs after grafting onto the injured SC...
  27. ncbi request reprint Internal decompressive craniectomy with craniotomy: a novel surgical therapy of giant frontal mucocele complicated by subdural empyema
    Massimiliano Visocchi
    Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurol Belg 111:365-70. 2011
    ..Subdural empyema (SDE) is an uncommon complication of paranasal sinisutis, for which craniotomy and decompressive craniotomy are the most effective surgical procedures...
  28. 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