Publications by authors named "Francesco Acerbi"

100Publications

Commentary: Demonstration of Microsurgical Technique and Nuances for the Resection of a Midbrain Tectal Glioma via the Transcollicular Approach: 3-Dimensional Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2020 Dec 29. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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December 2020

The effect of ozone injection within a common peroneal nerve schwannoma: A mistreatment due to a misdiagnosis.

Surg Neurol Int 2020 4;11:413. Epub 2020 Dec 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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December 2020

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Assisted Surgery of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Analysis of Technical Benefits and Intra-operative Microbubble Distribution Characteristics.

Ultrasound Med Biol 2021 Mar 19;47(3):398-407. Epub 2020 Dec 19.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy; Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Focused Ultrasound Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Electronic address:

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March 2021

Moyamoya disease.

Pract Neurol 2020 Dec 3;20(6):507-508. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy

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December 2020

Commentary: Symptomatic Primary Tethered Optic Chiasm: Technical Case Report.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2020 09;19(4):E446-E447

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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September 2020

In Reply: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm.

Neurosurgery 2020 08;87(2):E216-E217

Department of Neurosurgery Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta Milan, Italy.

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August 2020

High-Definition 4K 3D Exoscope (ORBEYETM) in Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Surgery: A Preliminary, Explorative, Pilot Study.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2020 Sep;19(4):480-488

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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September 2020

Commentary: Novel Use of Stimulating Fence-Post Technique for Functional Mapping of Subcortical White Matter During Tumor Resection: A Technical Case Series.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2020 09;19(3):E222-E223

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy.

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September 2020

Diagnosis of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction: A Practical Algorithm.

World Neurosurg 2020 05 10;137:e479-e486. Epub 2020 Feb 10.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy.

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May 2020

What is the advantage of using sodium fluorescein during resection of peripheral nerve tumors?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2020 05 16;162(5):1153-1155. Epub 2020 Jan 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via G. Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

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May 2020

Indocyanine Green and Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Videoangiography: A Synergistic Approach for Real-Time Verification of Distal Revascularization and Aneurysm Occlusion in a Complex Distal Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm.

World Neurosurg 2019 05 15;125:277-284. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Oncological Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy; Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

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May 2019

Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation complicating ventriculo-peritoneal shunt surgery: a case report and literature review.

Childs Nerv Syst 2019 04 1;35(4):713-717. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, via Giovanni Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

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April 2019

Dynamic Intraoperative Assessment of Draining Veins in Parasagittal Meningiomas: Changing the Paradigm?

World Neurosurg 2018 10;118:399

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS "Istituto Neurologico C. Besta", Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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October 2018

The utilization of fluorescein in brain tumor surgery: a systematic review.

J Neurosurg Sci 2018 Dec 22;62(6):690-703. Epub 2018 May 22.

Neurosurgical Unit II, Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS "Istituto Neurologico C. Besta" Foundation, Milan, Italy -

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December 2018

Fluorescence-assisted surgery in the interhemispheric transcallosal approach for thalamic lesions.

J Neurosurg Sci 2020 Feb 4;64(1):122-124. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

Department of Neurosurgery, Carlo Besta Institute of Neurology, IRCCS, and Foundation, Milan, Italy.

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February 2020

Patients' reported outcome measures and clinical scales in brain tumor surgery: results from a prospective cohort study.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2018 05 3;160(5):1053-1061. Epub 2018 Mar 3.

Division of Neurosurgery II, Neurological Institute C. Besta IRCCS Foundation, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

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May 2018

Sacral dural arteriovenous fistulas: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge - single-centre experience of 13 cases and review of the literature.

J Neurointerv Surg 2018 Apr 12;10(4):415-421. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute 'C. Besta', Milano, Italy.

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April 2018

In Reply to "The Relationship Between Meningiomas and Vessels: An Interesting Phenomenon".

World Neurosurg 2017 03;99:797-798

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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March 2017

Role of Tumor Vessels' Features in Determining Risk of Bleeding in Meningiomas: Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

World Neurosurg 2016 11 29;95:590-593. Epub 2016 Aug 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy.

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November 2016

Vasculogenic and Angiogenic Pathways in Moyamoya Disease.

Curr Med Chem 2016 ;23(4):315-45

Laboratory of Cellular Neurobiology, Neurology Unit, UCV, Neurological Institute "C. Besta" IRCCS Foundation, Via Celoria 11, Milan 20133, Italy.

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October 2016

Postoperative acute cerebellar swelling after pineal surgery: pathogenesis and treatment.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2016 Jan 31;158(1):63-5. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria, 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

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January 2016

Developmental venous anomaly as a rare cause of obstructive hydrocephalus.

J Neurosurg Sci 2019 Oct 6;63(5):600-606. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, Foundation IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy -

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October 2019

Fluorescein sodium-guided surgery in cerebral lymphoma.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2015 Dec 26;139:125-8. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Regensburg University Hospital, Germany; Wilhelm-Sander Neuro-Oncology Unit, Regensburg University Hospital, Germany.

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December 2015

Technical Advances in Aneurysm Surgery: Continuous Evolution and Patient Selection Are the Key for Better Outcomes.

World Neurosurg 2016 Feb 28;86:56-8. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy.

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February 2016

Poor man-rich man fluorescence. Is this really the problem?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2015 Nov 23;157(11):1959-61. Epub 2015 Aug 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

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November 2015

Intracranial Aneurysm Pathophysiology: To Bleed, or not To Bleed, That Is the Question.

World Neurosurg 2015 Dec 7;84(6):1553-5. Epub 2015 Aug 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientfico Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy.

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December 2015

Towards the Personalized Treatment of Glioblastoma: Integrating Patient-Specific Clinical Data in a Continuous Mechanical Model.

PLoS One 2015 17;10(7):e0132887. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, UMR 7190, Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, F-75005 Paris, France.

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May 2016

What is the best timing for fluorescein injection during surgical removal of high-grade gliomas?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2015 Sep 29;157(8):1377-8. Epub 2015 May 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy,

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September 2015

Primary central nervous system angiosarcoma: a case report and literature review.

Neuropathology 2015 Apr 11;35(2):184-91. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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April 2015

Immediate disappearance of hemifacial spasm after partial removal of ponto-medullary junction anaplastic astrocytoma: case report.

Neurosurg Rev 2015 Apr 11;38(2):385-90; discussion 390. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy,

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April 2015

Neuritis ossificans.

J Neurosurg 2014 Nov 12;121(5):1287-8. Epub 2014 Sep 12.

Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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November 2014

Disability in Italian neurosurgical patients: validity of the 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule.

Int J Rehabil Res 2014 Sep;37(3):267-70

aDivision of Neurosurgery II, Neurological Institute C. Besta IRCCS Foundation bDivision of Neurosurgery III cNeurology, Public Health and Disability Unit, Milan, Italy.

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September 2014

Fluorescein-guided surgery for malignant gliomas: a review.

Neurosurg Rev 2014 Oct 23;37(4):547-57. Epub 2014 Apr 23.

Neurosurgical Department, Foundation IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy,

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October 2014

Complications in neurosurgery: application of Landriel Ibañez classification and preliminary considerations on 1000 cases.

World Neurosurg 2014 Sep-Oct;82(3-4):e576-7. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Public Health and Disability Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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March 2015

Are there effective alternatives to surgery for the treatment of symptomatic brainstem cavernous malformation?

World Neurosurg 2015 Mar 15;83(3):313-6. Epub 2014 Mar 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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March 2015

The present and the future of neuroendoscopy: individualization or standardization?

World Neurosurg 2013 Dec 5;80(6):780-1. Epub 2013 Sep 5.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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December 2013

Microvascular decompression for neurovascular conflicts in the cerebello-pontine angle: which role for endoscopy?

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2013 Sep 25;155(9):1709-16. Epub 2013 Jul 25.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milano, Italy.

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September 2013

No treatment for small unruptured intracranial aneurysm: is this the right way to go?

World Neurosurg 2013 Jul-Aug;80(1-2):4-5. Epub 2013 May 17.

From Department of Neurosurgery, Foundation IRCCS Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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November 2013

Operability of glioblastomas: "sins of action" versus "sins of non-action".

Neurol Sci 2013 Dec 12;34(12):2107-16. Epub 2013 Mar 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy,

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December 2013

Advanced 3-dimensional planning in neurosurgery.

Neurosurgery 2013 Jan;72 Suppl 1:54-62

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy.

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January 2013

Surgery versus embolization in spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas: the ideal competition to improve the care of patients.

World Neurosurg 2013 Dec 24;80(6):e191-3. Epub 2012 May 24.

Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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December 2013

Protective action of NDP-MSH in experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Exp Neurol 2012 Mar 2;234(1):230-8. Epub 2012 Jan 2.

Center for Surgical Research, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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March 2012

Venous sacrifice in neurosurgery: new insights from venous indocyanine green videoangiography.

J Neurosurg 2011 Jul 8;115(1):18-23. Epub 2011 Apr 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy.

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July 2011

Nanotechnology advances in brain tumors: the state of the art.

Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov 2011 Jan;6(1):58-69

Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, UO Cerebrovascular Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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January 2011

Circumferential watertight dural repair using nitinol U-clips in expanded endonasal and sublabial approaches to the cranial base.

Neurosurgery 2010 Dec;67(2 Suppl Operative):448-56

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta, Milan, Italy.

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December 2010

Brain surgery in a stereoscopic virtual reality environment: a single institution's experience with 100 cases.

Neurosurgery 2010 Sep;67(3 Suppl Operative):ons79-84; discussion ons84

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

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September 2010

Arteriovenous micromalformation of the trigeminal root: intraoperative diagnosis with indocyanine green videoangiography: case report.

Neurosurgery 2010 Sep;67(3 Suppl Operative):onsE309-10; discussion onsE310

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta, Milan, Italy.

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September 2010

Human neural stem cells: a model system for the study of Lesch-Nyhan disease neurological aspects.

Hum Mol Genet 2010 May 16;19(10):1939-50. Epub 2010 Feb 16.

Laboratory of Cellular Neurobiology, UO Cerebrovascular Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, via Celoria 11, 20133 Milan, Italy.

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May 2010

Advanced age as a contraindication to microvascular decompression for drug-resistant trigeminal neuralgia: evidence of prejudice?

Neurol Sci 2010 Feb 6;31(1):23-8. Epub 2009 Oct 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

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February 2010

Motor and language DTI Fiber Tracking combined with intraoperative subcortical mapping for surgical removal of gliomas.

Neuroimage 2008 Jan 29;39(1):369-82. Epub 2007 Aug 29.

Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122, Milan, Italy.

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January 2008