Prof. Francesco Tomasello
Clinica Neurochirurgica - Università degli Studi di Messina

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Prof. Francesco Tomasello
Benvenuto nel Sito Web del Prof. Francesco Tomasello, dove potrà trovare le principali informazioni sulla attività accademica e professionale di neurochirurgo e sulle principali patologie delle quali si occupa.
Continua Il Prof. Tomasello ha ricevuto il 2 ottobre 2017 al Congresso Europeo di Neurochirurgia tenuto a Venezia il premio alla carriera attibuito all'unanimità dal Board Europeo per gli straordinari contributi alla neurochirurgia europea
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14° European Congress of Neurosurgery
15th Interim Meeting della Federazione Mondiale delle Società Neurochirurgiche (WFNS) 9-12 Settembre 2015 Roma
14° European Congress of Neurosurgery
EANS Rome 2011 offers neurosurgeons an exceptional opportunity to attend lectures by an acclaimed international faculty on scientific and technical breakthroughs. The Congress also provides excellent networking opportunities and aligns with the goals of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies - to promote enhanced scientific knowledge and the exchange of information between those in different cultures and training systems throughout Europe

Pubblicazioni Scientifiche

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Giant olfactory groove meningiomas: extent of frontal lobes damage and long-term outcome after the pterional approach.
Tomasello F, Angileri FF, Grasso G, Granata F, De Ponte FS, Alafaci C.
World Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;76(3-4):311-7.
The Anatomy of Meckel's Cave: A New Landmark for Innovative Surgical Approaches.
Tomasello FF, Angileri FF, Cardali S.
World Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;76(3-4):266-7.
Efficacy and toxicity of CyberKnife re-irradiation and "dose dense" temozolomide for recurrent gliomas.
Conti A, Pontoriero A, Arpa D, Siragusa C, Tomasello C, Romanelli P, Cardali S, Granata F, De Renzis C, Tomasello F.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 Oct 9.
Brain metastases as first clinical manifestation of ovarian carcinoma.
Alafaci C, Caffo M, Caruso G, Barresi V, Cutugno M, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Clin Neuropathol. 2011 Jul-Aug;30(4):203-5. Review.
Risk-benefit balance of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury: what's new?
Tomasello F.
World Neurosurg. 2011 Mar-Apr;75(3-4):456-7.
Meningiomas in the elderly: a growing challenge.
Tomasello F.
World Neurosurg. 2011 Feb;75(2):217-8.
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) overexpression in astrocytomas is induced by prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and is associated to the transcription factors CCAAT enhancer binding protein-beta (C/EBP-?) and C/EBP Homologous Protein (CHOP).
Venza M, Visalli M, Alafaci C, Caffo M, Caruso G, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F, Teti D.
Neurosurgery. 2011 Apr 5.
Could nanoparticle systems have a role in the treatment of cerebral gliomas?
Caruso G, Caffo M, Alafaci C, Raudino G, Cafarella D, Lucerna S, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Nanomedicine. 2011 Mar 17.
Integration of Three-Dimensional Rotational Angiography in Radiosurgical Treatment Planning of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations.
Conti A, Pontoriero A, Faragò G, Midili F, Siragusa C, Granata F, Pitrone A, De Renzis C, Longo M, Tomasello F.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Penetrating head injury by a stone: case report and review of the literature.
Alafaci C, Caruso G, Caffo M, Adorno AA, Cafarella D, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Nov;112(9):813-6. Epub 2010 Jul 7.
Nanotechnology platforms in diagnosis and treatment of primary brain tumors.
Caruso G, Raudino G, Caffo M, Alafaci C, Granata F, Lucerna S, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Recent Pat Nanotechnol. 2010 Jun;4(2):119-24. Review.
Role of stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.
Romanelli P, Conti A, Pontoriero A, Ricciardi GK, Tomasello F, De Renzis C, Innocenzi G, Esposito V, Cantore G.
Neurosurg Focus. 2009 Dec;27(6):E8. Review.
Protecting venous structures during radiosurgery for parasagittal meningiomas.
Conti A, Pontoriero A, Salamone I, Siragusa C, Midili F, La Torre D, Calisto A, Granata F, Romanelli P, De Renzis C, Tomasello F.
Neurosurg Focus. 2009 Nov;27(5):E11.
The anatomic location of the soul from the heart, through the brain, to the whole body, and beyond: a journey through Western history, science, and philosophy.
Santoro G, Wood MD, Merlo L, Anastasi GP, Tomasello F, Germanò A.
Neurosurgery. 2009 Oct;65(4):633-43; discussion 643. Review.
Antisense oligonucleotides as innovative therapeutic strategy in the treatment of high-grade gliomas.
Caruso G, Caffo M, Raudino G, Alafaci C, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2010 Jan;5(1):53-69. Review.
Outer membrane VDAC1 controls permeability transition of the inner mitochondrial membrane in cellulo during stress-induced apoptosis.
Tomasello F, Messina A, Lartigue L, Schembri L, Medina C, Reina S, Thoraval D, Crouzet M, Ichas F, De Pinto V, De Giorgi F.
Cell Res. 2009 Dec;19(12):1363-76. Epub 2009 Aug 11.
Human leukocyte antigen frequency in human high-grade gliomas: a case-control study in Sicily.
La Torre D, Maugeri R, Angileri FF, Pezzino G, Conti A, Cardali SM, Calisto A, Sciarrone G, Misefari A, Germanò A, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2009 Jun;64(6):1082-8; discussion 1088-9.
Aneurysm clipping following endovascular coil embolization: a report of two cases.
Grasso G, Alafaci C, Passalacqua M, Meli F, Maugeri R, Giambartino F, Iacopino DG, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Med Sci Monit. 2009 Apr;15(4):CS63-6.
Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography in the assessment of cerebral circulation arrest: improving sensitivity by transcervical and transorbital carotid insonation and serial examinations.
Conti A, Iacopino DG, Spada A, Cardali SM, Giusa M, La Torre D, Campennì A, Penna O, Baldari S, Tomasello F.
Neurocrit Care. 2009;10(3):326-35. Epub 2009 Feb 24.
Patients with moderate head injury: a prospective multicenter study of 315 patients.
Compagnone C, d`Avella D, Servadei F, Angileri FF, Brambilla G, Conti C, Cristofori L, Delfini R, Denaro L, Ducati A, Gaini SM, Stefini R, Tomei G, Tagliaferri F, Trincia G, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2009 Apr;64(4):690-6; discussion 696-7.
miR-21 and 221 upregulation and miR-181b downregulation in human grade II-IV astrocytic tumors.
Conti A, Aguennouz M, La Torre D, Tomasello C, Cardali S, Angileri FF, Maio F, Cama A, Germanò A, Vita G, Tomasello F.
J Neurooncol. 2009 Jul;93(3):325-32. Epub 2009 Jan 22.
An intracellular wave of cytochrome c propagates and precedes Bax redistribution during apoptosis.
Lartigue L, Medina C, Schembri L, Chabert P, Zanese M, Tomasello F, Dalibart R, Thoraval D, Crouzet M, Ichas F, De Giorgi F.
J Cell Sci. 2008 Nov 1;121(Pt 21):3515-23. Epub 2008 Oct 7.
Clinical presentation of trigeminal neuralgia and the rationale of microvascular decompression.
Tomasello F, Alafaci C, Angileri FF, Calisto A, Salpietro FM.
Neurol Sci. 2008 May;29 Suppl 1:S191-5. Review.
Immunohistochemical study of the extracellular matrix proteins laminin, fibronectin and type IV collagen in secretory meningiomas.
Caffo M, Caruso G, Galatioto S, Meli F, Cacciola F, Germanò A, Alafaci C, Tomasello F.
J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jul;15(7):806-11. Epub 2008 May 12.
Complex craniofacial trauma resulting from fireworks blast.
Romano F, Catalfamo L, Siniscalchi EN, Conti A, Angileri FF, De Ponte FS, Tomasello F.
J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Mar;19(2):322-7.
Nuclear factor-kappaB activation and differential expression of survivin and Bcl-2 in human grade 2-4 astrocytomas.
Angileri FF, Aguennouz M, Conti A, La Torre D, Cardali S, Crupi R, Tomasello C, Germanò A, Vita G, Tomasello F.
Cancer. 2008 May 15;112(10):2258-66.
Regulation of peroxiredoxins by nitric oxide in immunostimulated macrophages.
Diet A, Abbas K, Bouton C, Guillon B, Tomasello F, Fourquet S, Toledano MB, Drapier JC.
J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec 14;282(50):36199-205. Epub 2007 Oct 5.
The role of erythropoietin in neuroprotection: therapeutic perspectives.
Grasso G, Sfacteria A, Meli F, Passalacqua M, Fodale V, Buemi M, Giambartino F, Iacopino DG, Tomasello F.
Drug News Perspect. 2007 Jun;20(5):315-20. Review.
Anterior skull base reconstruction with a galeal-pericranial flap.
Siniscalchi EN, Angileri FF, Mastellone P, Catalfamo L, Giusa M, Conti A, De Ponte FS, Tomasello F.
J Craniofac Surg. 2007 May;18(3):622-5.
Nitric oxide in the injured spinal cord: synthases cross-talk, oxidative stress and inflammation.
Conti A, Miscusi M, Cardali S, Germanò A, Suzuki H, Cuzzocrea S, Tomasello F.
Brain Res Rev. 2007 Apr;54(1):205-18. Review.
Determination of the conformation of the human VDAC1 N-terminal peptide, a protein moiety essential for the functional properties of the pore.
De Pinto V, Tomasello F, Messina A, Guarino F, Benz R, La Mendola D, Magrì A, Milardi D, Pappalardo G.
Chembiochem. 2007 May 7;8(7):744-56.
Type I IFN signaling is crucial for host resistance against different species of pathogenic bacteria.
Mancuso G, Midiri A, Biondo C, Beninati C, Zummo S, Galbo R, Tomasello F, Gambuzza M, Macrì G, Ruggeri A, Leanderson T, Teti G.
J Immunol. 2007 Mar 1;178(5):3126-33.
The HA tag is cleaved and loses immunoreactivity during apoptosis.
Schembri L, Dalibart R, Tomasello F, Legembre P, Ichas F, De Giorgi F.
Nat Methods. 2007 Feb;4(2):107-8. No abstract available.
Genealogy of centenarians and their relatives: a study of 12 families.
Motta M, Malaguarnera M, Ferrari E, Mauro VN, Ferrucci L, Rapisarda R, Tomasello FB, Basile G, Ferlito L, Passamonte M, Bennati E.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2007 Jul-Aug;45(1):97-102. Epub 2006 Dec 29.
Francesco Durante: the history of intracranial meningiomas and beyond.
Tomasello F, Germanò A.
Neurosurgery. 2006 Aug;59(2):389-96; discussion 389-96.
Posterior fusion compared with posterior interbody fusion in segmental spinal fixation for adult spondylolisthesis.
La Rosa G, Cacciola F, Conti A, Cardali S, La Torre D, Gambadauro NM, Tomasello F.
Neurosurg Focus. 2001 Apr 15;10(4):E9.
Amelioration of spinal cord compressive injury by pharmacological preconditioning with erythropoietin and a nonerythropoietic erythropoietin derivative.
Grasso G, Sfacteria A, Erbayraktar S, Passalacqua M, Meli F, Gokmen N, Yilmaz O, La Torre D, Buemi M, Iacopino DG, Coleman T, Cerami A, Brines M, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Apr;4(4):310-8.
In vivo basal ganglia volumetry through application of NURBS models to MR images.
Anastasi G, Cutroneo G, Tomasello F, Lucerna S, Vitetta A, Bramanti P, Di Bella P, Parenti A, Porzionato A, Macchi V, De Caro R.
Neuroradiology. 2006 May;48(5):338-45. Epub 2006 Mar 28.
Expression of the tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factors 1 and 2 and regulation of the nuclear factor-kappaB antiapoptotic activity in human gliomas.
Conti A, Ageunnouz M, La Torre D, Cardali S, Angileri FF, Buemi C, Tomasello C, Iacopino DG, D`Avella D, Vita G, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg. 2005 Nov;103(5):873-81.
CD68 and CR3/43 immunohistochemical expression in secretory meningiomas.
Caffo M, Caruso G, Germanò A, Galatioto S, Meli F, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2005 Sep;57(3):551-7; discussion 551-7.
Microsurgical anatomic features of the olfactory nerve: relevance to olfaction preservation in the pterional approach.
Cardali S, Romano A, Angileri FF, Conti A, La Torre D, de Divitiis O, d`Avella D, Tschabitscher M, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul;57(1 Suppl):17-21; discussion 17-21.
Landmarks for vertebral artery repositioning in bulbar compression syndrome: anatomic and microsurgical nuances.
Grasso G, Alafaci C, Passalacqua M, Tschabitscher M, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2005 Jan;56(1 Suppl):160-4; discussion 160-4.
Bulbar compression by an ectatic vertebral artery: a novel neurovascular construct relieved by microsurgical decompression.
Tomasello F, Alafaci C, Salpietro FM, Longo M.
Neurosurgery. 2005 Jan;56(1 Suppl):117-24; discussion 117-24.
Erythropoietin and erythropoietin receptor expression after experimental spinal cord injury encourages therapy by exogenous erythropoietin.
Grasso G, Sfacteria A, Passalacqua M, Morabito A, Buemi M, Macrì B, Brines ML, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2005 Apr;56(4):821-7; discussion 821-7.
Expression of telomeric repeat binding factor-1 in astroglial brain tumors.
La Torre D, de Divitiis O, Conti A, Angileri FF, Cardali S, Aguennouz M, Aragona M, Panetta S, d`Avella D, Vita G, La Torre F, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2005 Apr;56(4):802-10.
MyD88 and TLR2, but not TLR4, are required for host defense against Cryptococcus neoformans.
Biondo C, Midiri A, Messina L, Tomasello F, Garufi G, Catania MR, Bombaci M, Beninati C, Teti G, Mancuso G.
Eur J Immunol. 2005 Mar;35(3):870-8.
Beneficial effects of antibacterial peptide PR-39 in a neonatal murine model of endotoxic shock.
Delfino D, Cusumano VV, Tomasello F, Cusumano V.
New Microbiol. 2004 Oct;27(4):369-74.
An immunohistochemical study of extracellular matrix proteins laminin, fibronectin and type IV collagen in paediatric glioblastoma multiforme.
Caffo M, Germanò A, Caruso G, Meli F, Galatioto S, Sciacca MP, Tomasello F.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2004 Oct;146(10):1113-8; discussion 1118.
Does early decompression improve neurological outcome of spinal cord injured patients? Appraisal of the literature using a meta-analytical approach.
La Rosa G, Conti A, Cardali S, Cacciola F, Tomasello F.
Spinal Cord. 2004 Sep;42(9):503-12. Review.
A new computed-assisted technique for experimental sciatic nerve function analysis.
Grasso G, Sfacteria A, Brines M, Tomasello F.
Med Sci Monit. 2004 Jan;10(1):BR1-3.
Traumatic acute subdural haematomas of the posterior fossa: clinicoradiological analysis of 24 patients.
d`Avella D, Servadei F, Scerrati M, Tomei G, Brambilla G, Massaro F, Stefini R, Cristofori L, Conti A, Cardali S, Tomasello F.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2003 Dec;145(12):1037-44; discussion 1044. Epub 2003 Nov 17.
Surgery of Parkinson`s disease. Experience in Messina.
Iacopino DG, Conti A, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2003 Mar;47(1 Suppl 1):28-31. Italian. No abstract available.
Pedicle screw fixation for isthmic spondylolisthesis: does posterior lumbar interbody fusion improve outcome over posterolateral fusion?
La Rosa G, Conti A, Cacciola F, Cardali S, La Torre D, Gambadauro NM, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg. 2003 Sep;99(2 Suppl):143-50.
Cerebellar hematoma in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
Passalacqua M, Grasso G, Alafaci C, Collufio D, Morabito A, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Med Sci Monit. 2003 Aug;9(8):CS77-9.
Different methods for anatomical targeting.
Iacopino DG, Conti A, Angileri FF, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2003 Mar;47(1):18-25.
Transcranial Doppler ultrasound study of the effects of nitrous oxide on cerebral autoregulation during neurosurgical anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial.
Iacopino DG, Conti A, Battaglia C, Siliotti C, Lucanto T, Santamaria LB, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg. 2003 Jul;99(1):58-64.
Large sphenocavernous meningiomas: is there still a role for the intradural approach via the pterional-transsylvian route?
Tomasello F, de Divitiis O, Angileri FF, Salpietro FM, d`Avella D.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2003 Apr;145(4):273-82; discussion 282.
Topically applied vitamin C and cysteine derivatives protect against UVA-induced photodegradation of suprofen in ex vivo pigskin.
Moison RM, Rijnkels JM, Podda E, Righele F, Tomasello F, Caffieri S, Beijersbergen van Henegouwen GM.
Photochem Photobiol. 2003 Apr;77(4):343-8.
The treatment of large supratentorial arachnoid cysts in infants with cyst-peritoneal shunting and Hakim programmable valve.
Germanò A, Caruso G, Caffo M, Baldari S, Calisto A, Meli F, Tomasello F.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2003 Mar;19(3):166-73. Epub 2003 Feb 13.
Growing skull fracture of the posterior cranial fossa and of the orbital roof.
Caffo M, Germanò A, Caruso G, Meli F, Calisto A, Tomasello F.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2003 Mar;145(3):201-8; discussion 208. Review.
Assistance of intraoperative microvascular Doppler in the surgical obliteration of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula: cases description and technical considerations.
Iacopino DG, Conti A, Giusa M, Cardali S, Tomasello F.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2003 Feb;145(2):133-7; discussion 137.
Radicular compression by lumbar intraspinal epidural gas pseudocyst in association with lateral disc herniation. Role of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Salpietro FM, Alafaci C, Collufio D, Passalacqua M, Puglisi E, Tripodo E, Di Pietro G, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2002 Jun;46(2):93-5; discussion 95.
Endoscopic fenestration of symptomatic septum pellucidum cysts: three case reports with discussion on the approaches and technique.
Gangemi M, Maiuri F, Cappabianca P, Alafaci C, de Divitiis O, Tomasello F, de Divitiis E.
Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2002 Jun;45(2):105-8.
Assessment of human brain water content by cerebral bioelectrical impedance analysis: a new technique and its application to cerebral pathological conditions.
Grasso G, Alafaci C, Passalacqua M, Morabito A, Buemi M, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2002 May;50(5):1064-72; discussion 1072-4.
Beneficial effects of systemic administration of recombinant human erythropoietin in rabbits subjected to subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Grasso G, Buemi M, Alafaci C, Sfacteria A, Passalacqua M, Sturiale A, Calapai G, De Vico G, Piedimonte G, Salpietro FM, Tomasello F.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Apr 16;99(8):5627-31. Epub 2002 Apr 9.
Does administration of recombinant human erythropoietin attenuate the increase of S-100 protein observed in cerebrospinal fluid after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage?
Grasso G, Passalacqua M, Sfacteria A, Conti A, Morabito A, Mazzullo G, De VG, Buemi M, Macrì B, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg. 2002 Mar;96(3):565-70.
Traumatic intracerebellar hemorrhage: clinicoradiological analysis of 81 patients.
d`Avella D, Servadei F, Scerrati M, Tomei G, Brambilla G, Angileri FF, Massaro F, Cristofori L, Tartara F, Pozzati E, Delfini R, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2002 Jan;50(1):16-25; discussion 25-7.
Microsurgical anatomic features of the lamina terminalis.
de Divitiis O, Angileri FF, d`Avella D, Tschabitscher M, Tomasello F.
Neurosurgery. 2002 Mar;50(3):563-9; discussion 569-70.
A preliminary study of angiogenesis in paediatric glioblastoma multiforme and its correlation with survival.
Germanò A, Caffo M, Caruso G, La Rosa G, Galatioto S, Tomasello F.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2001 Oct;17(10):577-83.
Trigeminal pain caused by a cerebellopontine-angle lipoma. Case report and review of the literature.
Alafaci C, Salpietro FM, Puglisi E, Tripodo E, Matalone D, Di Pietro G, Tomasello F.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2001 Jun;45(2):110-3.
Immunohistochemical TRF1 expression in human primary intracranial tumors.
Aragona M, De Divitiis O, La Torre D, Panetta S, D`Avella D, Pontoriero A, Morelli M, La Torre I, Tomasello F.
Anticancer Res. 2001 May-Jun;21(3C):2135-9.


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