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Fabio Cofano
University of Turin
20Publications
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40Citations
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#1Fabio Cofano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 5
#2Nicola Marengo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 5
Last.Diego Garbossa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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The use of cortical bone trajectory (CBT) pedicle screws for posterior fixation and fusion seems to constitute a viable alternative for spinal procedures, with the potential to mitigate risks, be minimally invasive, and cause less tissue damage than the traditional technique. This review analyzes the literature regarding CBT according to the rate of evidence of articles and their main focus. CBT has proved to be a safe and viable option for screw fixation in spine surgery. Given the denser bone ...
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The neurotrophic tropomyosin receptor kinase (NTRK) genes (NTRK1, NTRK2, and NTRK3) code for three transmembrane high-affinity tyrosine-kinase receptors for nerve growth factors (TRK-A, TRK-B, and TRK-C) which are mainly involved in nervous system development. Loss of function alterations in these genes can lead to nervous system development problems; conversely, activating alterations harbor oncogenic potential, promoting cell proliferation/survival and tumorigenesis. Chromosomal rearrangements...
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#1Matteo Monticelli (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 2
#2Pietro Zeppa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 1
Last.Giuseppe La RoccaH-Index: 7
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Abstract Positive motor responses have been used in neurosurgery for the identification of motor structures. With the term “negative motor responses” (NMRs) a complete inhibition of movement without loss of muscle tone or consciousness is meant. Papers already exist in the literature regarding cortical areas in which such NMRs are evoked, the so-called “negative motor areas” (NMAs), but their location and functional meaning are still poorly understood. This paper discusses the anatomy of the NMA...
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#1Roberto Altieri (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 6
#2Simona Raimondo (UNITO: University of Turin)
Last.Giuseppe Barbagallo (University of Catania)H-Index: 18
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Abstract The first step of glioma treatment is surgery. Extent of resection (EOR) improves patient survival if surgery does not negatively impair a patient’s neurological status. However, how surgery affects the patient’s quality of life (QOL) has been less studied, especially as regards cognitive aspects. In our study, we retrospectively analyzed our cases with awake surgery. In all patients, surgical excision was stopped when active functions were intraoperatively identified. A neuropsychologi...
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#1Fabio Cofano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 5
#2Giuseppe Di Perna (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 2
Last.Diego Garbossa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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Surgery for spinal metastases has undergone multiple transformations in terms of surgical technique. The need for a more aggressive surgical strategy for local control of the disease, given the advances in radiosurgery and immunotherapy, has met the incorporation of many different technological adjuncts. Separation surgery has become one of the main targets to achieve for surgeons in the treatment of spinal metastases. In this paper a prospective series of 3D endoscope-assisted transpedicular th...
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#1Fabio Cofano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 5
#2Pedro BerjanoH-Index: 17
Last.Diego Garbossa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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Introduction Spontaneous regressions of calcified thoracic disc herniations (TDH) have been rarely described. Since now, no previous papers hypothesized that radiological factors could be able to predict the evolution of the herniation. This study shows that the radiodensity of the herniated material in herniations with spontaneous resolution might differ from that of operated herniations.
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#1Nicola MarengoH-Index: 5
#2Keitaro Matsukawa (National Defense Medical College)H-Index: 9
Last.Diego GarbossaH-Index: 17
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Background Cortical bone trajectory (CBT) screw is an attractive technique in terms of fixation strength and less invasiveness. However, the insertion of a pedicle screw penetrating cortical bone on the ideal trajectory is technically demanding. The use of 3-dimensional (3D) patient-matched guides may facilitate the use of this technique. In this technical note and case series, the use of a patient-matched 3D targeting guide for a circumferential fixation with CBT screws is described. Methods El...
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#1Federica Penner (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 4
#2Nicola Marengo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 5
Last.Diego Garbossa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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Background Pedicle screw instrumentation is a standard procedure in lumbar spinal fusion. The cortical bone trajectory (CBT) screw is an alternative technique, less invasive but harder to perform. The identification of the entry point and the appropriate direction can be tricky especially to the surgeons just at the beginning. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the reliability of preoperative computed tomography (CT) planning in the CBT screw placement. Methods We retrospectively ev...
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#1Fabio Cofano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 5
Last.Diego Garbossa (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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Background Among the posterior techniques, the use of cervical interfacet spacers (CISs) represents a promising technology whose potentialities are still being studied. The purpose of the present review was to assess the available data on CISs. Methods A search on PubMed was performed. The search terms were "cervical interfacet spacers," "facet spacers," "DTRAX facet system," "Goel facet spacer," "pseudarthrosis," "cervical lordosis," "iatrogenic kyphosis," "cervical foraminal decompression," "c...
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#1Andrea LavoratoH-Index: 1
#2Paolo TitoloH-Index: 6
Last.Diego GarbossaH-Index: 17
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