Relationship between lumbar lordosis, pelvic parameters, PI-LL mismatch and outcome after short fusion surgery for lumbar degenerative disease. Literature review, rational and presentation of public study protocol: RELApSE study (registry for evaluation of lumbar artrodesis sagittal alignEment)

Fulvio Tartara, Diego Garbossa, Daniele Armocida, Giuseppe Di Perna, Marco Ajello, Nicola Marengo, Marco Bozzaro, Salvatore Petrone, Pietro Domenico Giorgi, Giuseppe Rosario Schirò, Simona Legrenzi, Davide Boeris, Andrea Piazzolla, Anna Claudia Passarelli, Alessandro Longo, Alessandro Ducati, Federica Penner, Flavio Tancioni, Alberto Bona, Giovanni Paternò, Cristina Tassorelli, Roberto De Icco, Giovanni Andrea Lamaida, Enrico Gallazzi, Giulia Pilloni, Elena Virginia Colombo, Paolo Gaetani, Enrico Aimar, Cesare Zoia, Roberto Stefini, Angelo Rusconi, Amos M. Querenghi, Carlo Brembilla, Claudio Bernucci, Andrea Fanti, Alessandro Frati, Antonio Manelli, Vitaliano Muzii, Mattia Sedia, Alberto Romano, Ali Baram, Silvia Figini, Elena Ballante, Giuseppe Gioia, Marco Locatelli, Mauro Pluderi, Carlotta Morselli, Roberto Bassani, Francesco Costa, Fabio Cofano
World Neurosurgery: X, 2023, 100162, ISSN 2590-1397,

Three-Dimensional Patient-Matched Template Guides Are Able to Increase Mean Diameter and Length and to Improve Accuracy of Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws: A 5-Year International Experience.

Di Perna G, Marengo N, Matsukawa K, Mahieu G, Baldassarre BM, Petrone S, De Marco R, Zeppa P, Ajello M, Fiumefreddo A, Zenga F, Garbossa D, Cofano F.
World Neurosurg. 2022 Nov 17:S1878-8750(22)01617-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.11.066. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36402304.

3D-printed guides for cervical pedicle screw placement in primary spine tumor: Case report and technical description.

Marengo N, Di Perna G, Baldassarre BM, Cofano F, De Marco R, Zeppa P, Petrone S, Ajello M, Garbossa D, Zenga F.
Front Surg. 2022 Nov 23;9:1011846. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2022.1011846. PMID: 36504577; PMCID: PMC9727165.

Intraoperative Computed Tomography for C1-C2 Stabilization by Goel-Harms: Analysis of Clinical Efficacy and a Novel Classification of Screw Placement Accuracy

Sancipriano V, Penner F, Cofano F, Ajello M, Marengo N, Petrone S, Zenga F, Crobeddu M, Bianco A, Cossandi C, Garbossa D.
World Neurosurg. 2022 Feb;158:e19-e37. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.10.063. Epub 2021 Oct 12. PMID: 34648982.

Craniovertebral junction chordomas: Case series and strategies to overcome the surgical challenge.

Baldassarre BM, Di Perna G, Portonero I, Penner F, Cofano F, Marco R, Marengo N, Garbossa D, Pecorari G, Zenga F.
J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2021 Oct-Dec;12(4):420-431. doi: 10.4103/jcvjs.jcvjs_87_21.

Letter to the Editor Regarding "COVID-19: A Time Like No Other in (the Department of) Neurological Surgery". Should We Broaden Surgical Indications to Preserve the Standard of Care in Spinal Metastases?

Cofano F, Di Perna G, Tartara F, Marengo N, Ajello M, Bozzaro M, Zenga F, Garbossa D.
World Neurosurg. 2021 Jul;151:303-304. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.03.154.

Augmented Reality in Medical Practice: From Spine Surgery to Remote Assistance. 

Cofano F, Di Perna G, Bozzaro M, Longo A, Marengo N, Zenga F, Zullo N, Cavalieri M, Damiani L, Boges DJ, Agus M, Garbossa D, Calì C.
Front Surg. 2021 Mar 30;8:657901. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2021.657901.

Solitary late spinal metastasis from apocrine salivary duct carcinoma: Case report

Baldassarre BM, Penner F,  Bertero L, Di Perna G, Ajello M, Marengo N, Zenga F, Garbossa D.
Surgical Neurology International  30-Mar-2021;12:122 doi: 10.25259/SNI_903_2020

Posterior arch reconstruction in cervical surgery to restore the global biomechanics of the Atlas: a technical note

Palmieri G, Cofano F, Marengo N, Ajello M, Zenga F, Garbossa D 
British Journal of Neurosurgery 2021 doi: 10.1080/02688697.2021.1881042 

Comorbidity of Cervical Spondylogenic Myelopathy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: When Electromyography Makes the Difference in Diagnosis

Torrieri MC, Monticelli M, Vasta R, Cofano F, Ajello M, Canosa A, Penner F, Marengo N, Manera U, Calvo A, Chiò A, Garbossa D, Moglia C.
Eur Neurol. 2020 Dec 9:1-4. doi: 10.1159/000512269. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33296894.

Neurological outcomes after surgery for spinal metastases in symptomatic patients: Does the type of decompression play a role? A comparison between different strategies in a 10-year experience.

Cofano F, Di Perna G, Alberti A, Baldassarre BM, Ajello M, Marengo N, Tartara F, Zenga F, Garbossa D.
J Bone Oncol. 2020 Nov 10;26:100340. doi: 10.1016/j.jbo.2020.100340. PMID: 33294319; PMCID: PMC7689400.

Separation surgery for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression: A qualitative review

Di Perna G, Cofano F, Mantovani C, Badellino S, Marengo N, Ajello M, Comite LM, Palmieri G, Tartara F, Zenga F, Ricardi U, Garbossa D.
J Bone Oncol. 2020 Sep 26;25:100320. doi: 10.1016/j.jbo.2020.100320. PMID: 33088700; PMCID: PMC7559860.

A Tailored Approach to Cortical Bone Track for Spine Fixation Surgery: 3-Dimensional Printed Custom Made Guides for Screws Placement: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Marengo N, Ajello M, Cofano F, Santonio FV, Monticelli M, Di Perna G, Zenga F, Garbossa D.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Jul 27:opaa219. doi: 10.1093/ons/opaa219. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32717072.

The Neurology-Stability-Epidural compression assessment: A new score to establish the need for surgery in spinal metastases.

Cofano F, Di Perna G, Zenga F, Ducati A, Baldassarre B, Ajello M, Marengo N, Ceroni L, Lanotte M, Garbossa D. 
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Aug;195:105896. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.105896. Epub 2020 May 19. PMID: 32526620.

Cortical bone trajectory technique's outcomes and procedures for posterior lumbar fusion: A retrospective study.

Petrone S, Marengo N, Ajello M, Lavorato A, Penner F, Cofano F, Zenga F, Garbossa D. 
J Clin Neurosci. 2020 Jun;76:25-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2020.04.070. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32331945.

Carbon fiber reinforced vs titanium implants for fixation in spinal metastases: A comparative clinical study about safety and effectiveness of the new "carbon-strategy".

Cofano F, Di Perna G, Monticelli M, Marengo N, Ajello M, Mammi M, Vercelli G, Petrone S, Tartara F, Zenga F, Lanotte M, Garbossa D. 
J Clin Neurosci. 2020 May;75:106-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2020.03.013. Epub 2020 Mar 12. PMID: 32173153.

The Targeted Therapies Era Beyond the Surgical Point of View: What Spine Surgeons Should Know Before Approaching Spinal Metastases.

Cofano F, Monticelli M, Ajello M, Zenga F, Marengo N, Di Perna G, Altieri R, Cassoni P, Bertero L, Melcarne A, Tartara F, Ducati A, Garbossa D. 
Cancer Control. 2019 Jan-Dec;26(1):1073274819870549. doi: 10.1177/1073274819870549. PMID: 31865766; PMCID: PMC6728684.

Transpedicular 3D endoscope-assisted thoracic corpectomy for separation surgery in spinal metastases: feasibility of the technique and preliminary results of a promising experience.

Cofano F, Di Perna G, Marengo N, Ajello M, Melcarne A, Zenga F, Garbossa D. 
Neurosurg Rev. 2020 Feb;43(1):351-360. doi: 10.1007/s10143-019-01204-2. Epub 2019 Nov 12. PMID: 31713701.

The Era of Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws in Spine Surgery: A Qualitative Review with Rating of Evidence.

Cofano F, Marengo N, Ajello M, Penner F, Mammi M, Petrone S, Lavorato A, Zenga F, Garbossa D. 
World Neurosurg. 2020 Feb;134:14-24. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.10.079. Epub 2019 Oct 19. PMID: 31639506.

Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Placement Accuracy with a Patient-Matched 3-Dimensional Printed Guide in Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Clinical Study.

Marengo N, Matsukawa K, Monticelli M, Ajello M, Pacca P, Cofano F, Penner F, Zenga F, Ducati A, Garbossa D. 
World Neurosurg. 2019 Oct;130:e98-e104. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.241. Epub 2019 Jun 5. PMID: 31307931.

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Urgent Decompression of Craniovertebral Junction in Syringobulbia.

Pacca P, Marengo N, Di Perna G, Penner F, Ajello M, Garbossa D, Zenga F. 
World Neurosurg. 2019 Oct;130:499-505. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.004. Epub 2019 Jul 9. PMID: 31295597.

Cervical Interfacet Spacers to Promote Indirect Decompression and Enhance Fusion in Degenerative Spine: A Review.

Cofano F, Sciarrone GJ, Pecoraro MF, Marengo N, Ajello M, Penner F, Petrone S, Ducati A, Zenga F, Musso C, Garbossa D.  World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun;126:447-452. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.03.114. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PMID: 30904796.

Preoperative 3D CT Planning for Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws: A Retrospective Radiological Cohort Study.

Penner F, Marengo N, Ajello M, Petrone S, Cofano F, Veneziani Santonio F, Zenga F, Garbossa D. 
World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun;126:e1468-e1474. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.03.121. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PMID: 30904792.

Spinal epidural capillary hemangioma: case report and review of the literature.

Cofano F, Marengo N, Pecoraro F, Penner F, Bertero L, Zenga F.  Br J Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 4:1-4. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1562034. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30829069.

Cortical Bone Trajectory Screws in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Maximal Muscle Sparing-A Prospective Comparative Study with the Traditional Open Technique. 

Marengo N, Ajello M, Pecoraro MF, Pilloni G, Vercelli G, Cofano F, Zenga F, Ducati A, Garbossa D.
Biomed Res Int. 2018 Feb 18;2018:7424568. doi: 10.1155/2018/7424568. PMID: 29670905; PMCID: PMC5835290.

Cortical bone trajectory screws for circumferential arthrodesis in lumbar degenerative spine: clinical and radiological outcomes of 101 cases.

Marengo N, Berjano P, Cofano F, Ajello M, Zenga F, Pilloni G, Penner F, Petrone S, Vay L, Ducati A, Garbossa D.
Eur Spine J. 2018 Jun;27(Suppl 2):213-221. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5599-8. Epub 2018 Apr 16. PMID: 29663147.

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during spinal surgery: technical review in open and minimally invasive approaches.

Cofano F, Zenga F, Mammi M, Altieri R, Marengo N, Ajello M, Pacca P, Melcarne A, Junemann C, Ducati A, Garbossa D.  Neurosurg Rev. 2019 Jun;42(2):297-307. doi: 10.1007/s10143-017-0939-4. Epub 2018 Jan 8. PMID: 29313181.

Intramuscular myxoma of the cervical muscles with GNAS mutation.

Pilloni G, Ajello M, Melcarne A, Marengo N, Zenga F, Garbossa D, Ducati A, Tartara F. 
J Neurosurg Sci. 2019 Aug;63(4):485-487. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.17.04226-6. Epub 2017 Nov 7. PMID: 29115102.

Single-level anterior cervical fusion: a new method to evaluate the real need for plate augmentation.

Ajello M, Marengo N, Pacca P, Pecoraro F, Zenga F, Ducati A, Garbossa D. 
J Neurosurg Sci. 2019 Aug;63(4):490-491. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.17.04130-3. Epub 2017 Sep 4. PMID: 28869372.

Is It Possible To Evaluate the Ideal Cervical Alignment for Each Patient Needing Surgery? An Easy Rule To Determine the Appropriate Cervical Lordosis in Preoperative Planning.

Ajello M, Marengo N, Pilloni G, Penner F, Vercelli G, Pecoraro F, Zenga F, Vaccaro AR, Ducati A, Garbossa D. 
World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;97:471-478. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.09.110. Epub 2016 Oct 14. PMID: 27751920.

Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Release From the Minimally Invasive Lateral Retroperitoneal Transpsoas Approach: Technical Note. 

Beckman JM, Marengo N, Murray G, Bach K, Uribe JS.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2016 Sep 1;12(3):214-221. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001203. PMID: 29506108.

C1 anterior arch preservation in transnasal odontoidectomy using three-dimensional endoscope: A case report.

Zenga F, Marengo N, Pacca P, Pecorari G, Ducati A. 
Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Dec 28;6:192. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.172696. PMID: 26759737; PMCID: PMC4697203.

Maximal access surgery for posterior lumbar interbody fusion with divergent, cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws: a good option to minimize spine access and maximize the field for nerve decompression.

Gautschi OP, Garbossa D, Tessitore E, Langella F, Pecoraro MF, Marengo N, Bozzaro M, Beckman J, Berjano P.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2017 Jun;61(3):335-341. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03230-6. Epub 2015 Jun 17. PMID: 26082380.

PSA negative cerebellar metastasis from prostate cancer: a case report

Michele Federico Pecoraro, Nicola Marengo, Rebecca Senetta, Francesco Calamo Specchia, Alessandra Pittaro, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa
EUR. J. ONCOL.; Vol. 20, n. 3/4, pp. 199-202, 2015

Surgical challenges of fixed spine: how to restore a fixed imbalance?

Bozzaro M, Tartara F, Ajello M, Fiumefreddo A, Marengo N, Pecoraro F, Garbossa D, Zenga F, Ducati A. 
J Neurosurg Sci. 2014 Jun;58(2 Suppl 1):97-100. PMID: 25371957.

Do stand alone cervical interbody spacers pose any advantage over plate and screws?

Ajello M, Garbossa D, Fiumefreddo A, Marengo N, Bozzaro M, Tartara F, Zenga F, Pilloni G, Panciani PP, Spena G, Berjano P, Fontanella M, Ducati A. 
J Neurosurg Sci. 2014 Jun;58(2 Suppl 1):49-53. PMID: 25371949.

Vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms and intracranial aneurysms.

Fontanella M, Gallone S, Panciani PP, Garbossa D, Stefini R, Latronico N, Rubino E, Marengo N, Ducati A, Pinessi L, Rainero I. 
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Aug;155(8):1511-5. doi: 10.1007/s00701-013-1779-9. Epub 2013 Jun 1. PMID: 23728502.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage in elderly: advantages of the endovascular treatment. 

Garbossa D, Panciani PP, Fornaro R, Crobeddu E, Marengo N, Fronda C, Ducati A, Bergui M, Fontanella M.
Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2012 Jan;12(1):46-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0594.2011.00725.x. Epub 2011 Jul 6. PMID: 21729225.

Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage in the emergency department.


Diego Garbossa, Marco Fontanella, Alessandro Ducati, Chiara Fronda, Pierpaolo Panciani, Riccardo Fornaro, Fulvio Tartara, Emanuela Crobeddu, Nicola Marengo
Emergency care journal Vol. 8 N. 2 2012  doi: 10.4081/ecj.2012.2.36