Personal Information
Giuseppe Roberto Giammalva

Unit of Neurosurgery, Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Postgraduate School in Neurosurgery, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Giuseppe Roberto Giammalva
From 07/2016 to Now, MD , Italy
Work Experiences
From 29/12/2017 to Now, Resident Neurosurgeon, MD , Unit of Neurosurgery - Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neuroscience - Postgraduate School in Neurosurgery - University of Palermo
From 2015 to Now, tcMRgFUS in the treatment of Essential tremor and Parkinson's disease
Functional Neurosurgery
Movement disorder surgery
Transcranial Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound surgery (tcMRgFUS)
Spine surgery
Brain surgery
Journal Articles
Graziano, F., Maugeri, R., Giammalva, G.R., Zabbia, G., Iacopino, D.G. Novel Application of Pulsed Radiofrequency Energy Device (PEAK Plasmablade) in Neurosurgical Reconstructive Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2018 May [Article in press]
Maugeri R, Villa A, Pino M, Imperato A, Giammalva GR, Costantino G, et al. With a Little Help from My Friends: The Role of Intraoperative Fluorescent Dyes in the Surgical Management of High-Grade Gliomas. Brain Sci. 2018 Feb 7;8(2). pii: E31
Iacopino DG, Gagliardo C, Giugno A, Giammalva GR, Napoli A, Maugeri R, et al. Preliminary experience with a transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery system integrated with a 1.5-T MRI unit in a series of patients with essential tremor and Parkinson's disease. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Feb;44(2):E7.
Alberio N, Maugeri R, Giammalva RG, Iacopino DG, Cicero S, Francaviglia N, Battaglia R. “A Neurosurgical Stratagem: Doing the Same with Less?” World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep;105:1012-1014
Maugeri R, Giammalva RG, Graziano F, Basile L, Gulì C, Giugno A, Iacopino DG. “Never say never again: A bone graft infection due to a hornet sting, thirty-nine years after cranioplasty.” Surg Neurol Int. 2017 Aug 10;8:189
Maugeri R, Giugno A, Giammalva RG, Gulì C, Basile L, Graziano F, Iacopino DG. “A thoracic vertebral localization of a metastasized cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma: Case report and review of literature”. Surg Neurol Int. 2017 Aug 10;8:190.
Maugeri R, Giammalva GR, Cicero G, De Luca R, Gulì C, Graziano F, Basile L, Giugno A, Iacopino DG. “Unusual case of dorsal vertebral metastases from a male breast cancer”. Acta Medica Mediterranea 2017; 1157-1161
Giammalva GR, Iacopino DG, Maugeri R. “Natura abhorret a vacuo. Future perspectives of autologous fibrin glue. Is it time for reappraisal?” Surg Neurol Int. 2017 Apr 26;8:57
Francaviglia N, Maugeri R, Odierna Contino A, Meli F, Fiorenza V, Costantino G, Giammalva RG, Iacopino DG. “Skull Bone Defects Reconstruction with Custom-Made Titanium Graft shaped with Electron Beam Melting Technology: Preliminary Experience in a Series of Ten Patients”. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2017;124:137-141
Maugeri R, Graziano F, Basile L, Gulì C, Giugno A, Giammalva GR, Visocchi M, Iacopino DG. “Reconstruction of Vertebral Body After Radiofrequency Ablation and Augmentation in Dorsolumbar Metastatic Vertebral Fracture: Analysis of Clinical and Radiological Outcome in a Clinical Series of 18 Patients”. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2017;124:81-86
Maugeri R, Graziano G, Arena S, Giammalva GR, Iacopino DG. “Privacy in modern healthcare communications: the lesson of Alan Touring”. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan; 97:735-736
Giammalva GR, Maugeri R, Graziano F, Gulì C, Giugno A, Basile L, Iacopino DG. “White cord sindrome after non-contiguous double-level anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF): a "no reflow phenomenon"?” Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced techniques and case management. 2016 Dec 9
Maugeri R, Giammalva GR, Iacopino DG. May autologue fibrin glue alone enhance ossification? An unexpected spinal fusion. World Neurosurg. 2016 Nov; 95:611-612
Maugeri R, Giammalva RG, Iacopino DG. On the shoulders of giants, with a smartphone: Periscope in neurosurgery. World Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 18 [Epub ahead of print]
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