ISSN Print 2500–1094    ISSN Online 2542–1204
Bulletin of RSMU


Professor in neurosurgery, Scientific attaché of Italian Embassy in Russian.

DCS (medical), professor

Areas of expertise:

Vascular neurosurgery, experimental brain ischemia, skull base surgery, surgical anatomy of deep brain structure, minimally invasive dorsal neurosurgery, endoscopic approach to spine

Significant publications in last 5 years

  1. Spallone A, Visocchi M, Nardella A, Lavorato L. Extraforaminal Disk Herniation Treatment with Surgical Exploration by Unilateral Intertransversarii Microsurgical Approach. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2017;124:61-67. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-39546-3_10. PMID: 28120054.
  2. Spallone A, Celniku M. Massive lumbar disc Herniation following “therapeutic” water boiling of the lower extremities. A Case report and literature review. World Neurosurg.2016 Oct 11.pii:S1878-875016)30990-1. Doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.004 PMDI: 27742516.
  3. Potapov AA, Goryaynov SA, Okhlopkov VA, Shishkina LV, Loschenov VB, Salieva TA, Golbin DA, Chumakova AP, Goldberg MF, Varyukhina MD, Spallone A. Laser biospectroscopy and 5-ALA fluorescence navigation as a helpful tool in the meningioma resection. Neurosurg Rev July 2016 39(3):437-447. DOI: 10.1007/S10143-015-0697-0. PMID: 26887580. SCOPUS: S2.0-84975466088. WOS: 000377936800029
  4. Shurkhay VA, Goryaynov SA, Aleksandrova EV, Spallone A, Potapov AA. Navigation System in Neurosurgery. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2016;80(6):107-114. Doi: 10.17116/neiro2016806107-114. Russian. PMID: 28635772.
  5. Spallone A, Marchione P, Di Capua M, Belvisi D. Radiation-induced anaplastic ependymoma mimicking a skull base meningioma: A case report. Exp Ther Med. 2016 Feb;11(2):455-457. Epub 2015 Dec 16. DOI: 10.3892/etm.2015.2945.
  6. Cherekaev VA, Gol’bin DA, Belov AI, Radchenkov NS, Vinokurov AG, Bekyashev AKh, Spallone A. Orbitozygomatic approaches to skull base tumors spreading into the orbit, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, and pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossae. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2015 ; 9(5):5-17. Discussion 18. Russian.
  7. Morreale M, Marchione P, Pili A, Lauta A, Castiglia SF, Spallone A, Pierelli F, Giacomini P. Early versus delayed rehabilitation treatment in hemiplegic patients with ischemic stroke: proprioceptive or cognitive approach? Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2015 July 27.
  8. Spallone A, Belvisi D, Marsili L. Entrapment of the temporal Horn as a cause of pure Wernicke aphasia: case report. J Neurol Surgery Rep. 2015 July 76(1)E109-112 Doi: 10.1055/5-0035-1549225.
  9. Visocchi M, La Rocca G, Signorelli F, Roselli R, Jun Z, Spallone A. 10 Levels thoracic no-instrumented laminectomy for huge spontaneous spinal subdural haematoma removal. Report of the first case and literature review. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2015 Jul 9(15)57-62. Doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.06.032.
  10. Visocchi M, Conforti G, Roselli R, La Rocca G, Spallone A. From less to maximally invasiveness in cervical spine surgery: A “night mare” case who deserve consideration. Int Surg Case Rep 2015;9:85-88 DOI: 10.106/j.ijscr.2015.01.050 Epub 2015 Feb 17. PMDI: 25734320.
  11. Spallone A, Visocchi M, Di Capua M, Belvisi D. Subependimoma of septum pellucidum presenting with cough and exertional headache: a case report of spontaneous regression after incomplete surgical removal. J Neurosurg Sci 2015 Mar 4(in pubblicazione) PMID: 25737362.
  12. Spallone A, Marchione P, LI Voti P, ferrante L, Visocchi M.: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with “mini-invasive” harvesting of iliac crest graft versus polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages: a retrospective outcome analysis. Int. J.Surgery 2014 Nov:5;12(12)pp1328-1332.
  13. Marchione P, Spallone A, Valente M, Giannone C, de Angelis F, Meco G. Reversible Pisa syndrome associated to subdural haematoma: case-report. BMC neurol. 2014 Aug 14;14:149.
  14. Cherekaev VA, Kadasheva AB, Gol’bin DA, Belov AL, Kozlov AV, Rechetov IV, Spallone A, Lasunin NV, Spirin DS. Surgery of skull base tumors extending into the orbit, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossas: treatment principles in certain types of tumors. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N burdenko 2014;78(2):12-21. Russian.
  15. Goriaìnov SA, Potapov AA, Pitskhelauri DI, Kobiakov GL, Okhlopkov VA, Gavrilov AG, Shurkhaì VA, Zhukov Vlu, Shishkina LV, Loshchenov VB, Savel’eva TA, Kuz’min SG, Chumakova AP, Spallone A. Intraoperative fluorescence diagnostics upon recurrent operations for brain gliomas. Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N burdenko. 2014; 78(2):22-31. Russian.
  16. Visocchi M, Della Pepa GM, Roselli R, La Rocca G, Conforti G, Spallone A, Barbagallo G. Laminoplasty and laminectomy in cervical stenotic myelophaty: allies not enemies. Journal of Neurological Sciences 2014 June; 58(2 suppl 1):101-105.
  17. Visocchi M, Conforti G, La Rocca G, Roselli R, Spallone A, Barbagallo G. Invasive and mini-invasive lumbar fusion. Does exist a state of art? An enigma in search of solutions. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2014 June; 58(2 suppl 1):113-117.
  18. Della Pepa G, Roselli R, La Rocca G, Spallone A, Barbagallo G, Visocchi M. Laminoplasty is better of laminectomy in cervical stenotic myelophaty: myth or truth?Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2014;18(1 suppl) 50-54.
  19. Della Pepa G, La Rocca G, Barbagallo G, Spallone A, Visocchi M. Transienth breathing disorders after posterior cervical surgery for degenerative diseases: pathophysiological interpretation. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2014; 18(1 suppl): 89-92.
  20. Potapov A. A. , Nazarov V. V. , Goryaynov S. A. , Spallone A., Okhlopkov V. A. , Shishkina L. V. , Shurkhay V. A. , Loschenov V. B. , Saveleva T. A. , Kuzmin S. G. , Chumakova A. P. A case of brain abscess mimicking cystic brain tumor and showing intaoperative 5-aminolevulinic acid fluorescence: case report. Ed. Minerva Medica Chirurgia 2014 Agosto;27(4):257-260.
  21. Massimiliano V, Della Pepa GM, Giuseppe B, Aldo S. Reversible and delayed isolated central sleep apnea after cervical laminectomy: report of the first case.Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2014 Feb; 156(2):267-268. Doi: 10.1007/s00701-103-1904-9. Epub 2013 Oct 30.
  22. Spallone A, Izzo C, Galassi S, Visocchi M. Is "mini-invasive" technique for iliac crest harvesting an alternative to cervical cage implant? An overview of a large personal experience Surg Neurol Int 2013 Dec 17;4: 157.
  23. Spallone A, Izzo C. Esophageal cancer presenting as a brain metastasis: A case report. Oncol Lett. 2013 Sep;6(3):722-724.
  24. Spallone A, Izzo C, Orlandi A. Posttraumatic glioma: report of a case. Case Rep Oncol. 2013 Aug 7;6(2):403-9.
  25. Spallone A., Izzo C., Giannone C. “Hypothalamic dysfunctions as a late consequence of surgical opening of the lamina terminalis. A controversial hypothesis”, Neuro Endocrinology Letters 2012; 33(6)590-596.
  26. Hernandez-Gonzalez G., Marchione P., De Angelis F., Giannone C., Kouleridou A., Spallone A.: “Long-term survival in cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme Case report”, Journal of Neurological Sciences 2012 Dec;56(4)379-381.