Email: lacolonnavertebrale@gmail.com

    Pubblicazioni Internazionali

    Articoli e pubblicazioni ad opera del Prof. Masala:

    Pulse-dose radiofrequency can reduce chronic pain in trapezio-metacarpal osteoarthritis: A mini-invasive therapeutic approach

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Raguso M, Calabria E, Cuzzolino A, Fusco A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Int J Rheum Dis. 2015 May 20. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12635
    PMID: 25990465

    Patient skin dose measurements using a cable free system MOSFETs based in fluoroscopically guided percutaneous vertebroplasty, percutaneous disc decompression, radiofrequency medial branch neurolysis, and endovascular critical limb ischemia.

    Autori: Falco MD, Masala S, Stefanini M, Fiori R, Gandini R, Bagalà P, Morosetti D, Calabria E, Tonnetti A, Verona-Rinati G, Santoni R, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2015 Jan 8;16(1):5020. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v16i1.5020.
    PMID: 25679159

    Management of pain on hallux valgus with percutaneous intra-articular Pulse-Dose Radiofrequency.

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Calabria E, Raguso M, De Vivo D, Cuzzolino A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Int J Rheum Dis. 2014 Jun 19. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12414
    PMID: 24946237

    Treatment of painful Modic type I changes by vertebral augmentation with bioactive resorbable bone cement.

    Autori: Masala S, Anselmetti GC, Marcia S, Nano G, Taglieri A, Calabria E, Chiocchi M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Neuroradiology. 2014 Aug;56(8):637-45. doi: 10.1007/s00234-014-1372-9. Epub 2014 May 1.
    PMID: 24789227

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs): improvement of pulmonary function after percutaneous vertebroplasty (VTP).

    Autori: Masala S, Magrini A, Taglieri A, Nano G, Chiaravalloti A, Calabria E, Di Trapano R, Pietroiusti A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Eur Radiol. 2014 Jul;24(7):1577-85. doi: 10.1007/s00330-014-3165-2. Epub 2014 Apr 18.
    PMID: 24744201

    Thoraco-lumbar traumatic vertebral fractures augmentation by osteo-conductive and osteo-inductive bone substitute containing strontium-hydroxyapatite: our experience.

    Autori: Masala S, Taglieri A, Chiaravalloti A, Calabria E, Morini M, Iundusi R, Tarantino U, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Neuroradiology. 2014 Jun;56(6):459-66. doi: 10.1007/s00234-014-1351-1. Epub 2014 Mar 21.
    PMID: 24652532

    Real time evaluation of monolateral clubfoot with sonoelastography.

    Autori: Masala S, Manenti G, Antonicoli M, Morosetti D, Claroni G, Guglielmi G, Simonetti G.
    Radiol Med. 2014 Aug;119(8):601-6. doi: 10.1007/s11547-013-0378-4. Epub 2014 Jan 10.
    PMID: 24408045

    Effectiveness of percutaneous screws for treatment of degenerative lumbar low back pain.

    Autori: Marcia S, Saba L, Anselmetti GC, Marini S, Piras E, Marras M, Masala S, Georgy B.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Oct;37(5):1329-35. doi: 10.1007/s00270-013-0786-9. Epub 2013 Nov 22.
    PMID: 24263775

    An MRI volumetric study for leg muscles in congenital clubfoot.

    Autori: Ippolito E, Dragoni M, Antonicoli M, Farsetti P, Simonetti G, Masala S.
    Rivista: J Child Orthop. 2012 Oct;6(5):433-8. doi: 10.1007/s11832-012-0444-9. Epub 2012 Oct 5.
    PMID: 24082959

    The use of microwaves ablation in the treatment of epiphyseal osteoid osteomas.

    Autori: Basile A, Failla G, Reforgiato A, Scavone G, Mundo E, Messina M, Caltabiano G, Arena F, Ricceri V, Scavone A, Masala S.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Jun;37(3):737-42. doi: 10.1007/s00270-013-0722-z. Epub 2013 Aug 30.
    PMID: 23989501

    CT-guided percutaneous pulse-dose radiofrequency for pudendal neuralgia.

    Autori: Masala S, Calabria E, Cuzzolino A, Raguso M, Morini M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Apr;37(2):476-81. doi: 10.1007/s00270-013-0679-y. Epub 2013 Aug 21.
    PMID: 23963376

    Pulse-dose radiofrequency for knee osteoartrithis.

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Raguso M, Morini M, Calabria E, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Apr;37(2):482-7. doi: 10.1007/s00270-013-0694-z. Epub 2013 Aug 14.
    PMID: 23942592

    Tendon quality in small unilateral supraspinatus tendon tears. Real-time sonoelastography correlates with clinical findings.

    Autori: Tudisco C, Bisicchia S, Stefanini M, Antonicoli M, Masala S, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Feb;23(2):393-8. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2551-7. Epub 2013 Jun 16.
    PMID: 23771348

    Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the evaluation of patients with acute Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy.

    Autori: Bolacchi F, Uccioli L, Masala S, Giurato L, Ruotolo V, Meloni M, Baffari E, Cinelli E, Cadioli M, Squillaci E, Simonetti G, Bergamini A.
    Rivista: Eur Radiol. 2013 Oct;23(10):2807-13. doi: 10.1007/s00330-013-2894-y. Epub 2013 Jun 11.
    PMID: 23754462

    A new natural history of Charcot foot: clinical evolution and final outcome of stage 0 Charcot neuroarthropathy in a tertiary referral diabetic foot clinic.

    Autori: Ruotolo V, Di Pietro B, Giurato L, Masala S, Meloni M, Schillaci O, Bergamini A, Uccioli L.
    Rivista: Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Jul;38(7):506-9. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318292eecb.
    PMID: 23698459

    Clinical evaluation of percutaneous vertebroplasty in a patient with paraplegia and immobilization syndrome: a case report.

    Autori: Masala S, Calabria E, Nezzo M, De Vivo D, Neroni L, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Case Rep Radiol. 2013;2013:356109. doi: 10.1155/2013/356109. Epub 2013 Mar 14.
    PMID: 23573449

    Diffusion tensor imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment of cancellous bone quality in femoral neck of healthy, osteopenic and osteoporotic subjects at 3T: Preliminary experience.

    Autori: Manenti G, Capuani S, Fanucci E, Assako EP, Masala S, Sorge R, Iundusi R, Tarantino U, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Bone. 2013 Jul;55(1):7-15. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2013.03.004. Epub 2013 Mar 16.
    PMID: 23507402

    Thoracic cord compression caused by epidural extramedullary hematopoiesis during erythroid-stimulating agent therapy in two patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

    Autori: Buccisano F, Maurillo L, Neri B, Masala S, Mauriello A, Del Principe MI, Ditto C, Sarlo C, Cefalo M, Di Caprio L, Loreni G, Cicconi L, Amadori S, Venditti A.
    Rivista: J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 10;31(11):e189-91. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.45.3209. Epub 2013 Feb 19. No abstract available.
    PMID: 23423741

    Single-row vs. double-row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: clinical and 3 Tesla MR arthrography results.

    Autori: Tudisco C, Bisicchia S, Savarese E, Fiori R, Bartolucci DA, Masala S, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jan 27;14:43. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-43.
    PMID: 23351978


    When the government actively faces the burden of osteoporosis: the Italian experience.

    Autori: Brandi ML, Guglielmi G, Masala S, Minisola S, Ortolani S, Tarantino U, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Arch Osteoporos. 2012;7(1-2):21-4. doi: 10.1007/s11657-012-0077-0. Epub 2012 Jul 26.
    PMID: 23225277

    Lumbar spinal stenosis minimally invasive treatment with bilateral transpedicular facet augmentation system.

    Autori: Masala S, Tarantino U, Nano G, Iundusi R, Fiori R, Da Ros V, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2013 Jun;36(3):738-47. doi: 10.1007/s00270-012-0478-x. Epub 2012 Sep 25.
    PMID: 23007222

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty: multi-centric results from EVEREST experience in large cohort of patients.

    Autori: Anselmetti GC, Marcia S, Saba L, Muto M, Bonaldi G, Carpeggiani P, Marini S, Manca A, Masala S.
    Rivista: Eur J Radiol. 2012 Dec;81(12):4083-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2012.07.005. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
    PMID: 22902407

    Effectiveness of a bone substitute (CERAMENT™) as an alternative to PMMA in percutaneous vertebroplasty: 1-year follow-up on clinical outcome.

    Autori: Marcia S, Boi C, Dragani M, Marini S, Marras M, Piras E, Anselmetti GC, Masala S.
    Rivista: Eur Spine J. 2012 May;21 Suppl 1:S112-8. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2228-9. Epub 2012 Mar 21.
    PMID: 22434530

    Osteoarthritis of the zygapophysial joints: efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy in the treatment of lumbar facet joint syndrome.

    Autori: Marcia S, Masala S, Marini S, Piras E, Marras M, Mallarini G, Mathieu A, Cauli A.
    Rivista: Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2012 Mar-Apr;30(2):314. Epub 2012 Apr 15. No abstract available.
    PMID: 22409995

    Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture augmentation by injectable partly resorbable ceramic bone substitute (Cerament™|SPINESUPPORT): a prospective nonrandomized study.

    Autori: Masala S, Nano G, Marcia S, Muto M, Fucci FP, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Neuroradiology. 2012 Nov;54(11):1245-51. doi: 10.1007/s00234-012-1016-x. Epub 2012 Mar 6.
    PMID: 22391680

    Standards of Practice: Guidelines for Thermal Ablation of Primary and Secondary Lung Tumors.

    Autori: Pereira PL, Masala S.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012 Feb 15.

    Vertebroplasty using transoral approach in painful malignant involvement of the second cervical vertebra (c2): a single-institution series of 25 patients.

    Autori: Anselmetti GC, Manca A, Montemurro F, Tutton S, Chiara G, Battistella M, Savojardo M, Marcia S, Masala S, Regge D.
    Rivista: Pain Physician. 2012 Jan;15(1):35-42.

    Answers to letter regarding our paper, “Medial branch neurotomy in low back pain” by Dr. S. Masala et al.

    Autori: Masala S, Nano G, Mammucari M, Marcia S, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Neuroradiology. 2011 Dec 24.

    Intrasomatic injection of corticosteroid followed by vertebroplasty increases early pain relief rather than vertebroplasty alone in vertebral bone neoplasms: preliminary experience.

    Autori: Basile A, Masala S, Banna G, Cotta E, Cavalli M, Fiumara P, Di Raimondo F, Mundo E, Scavone G, Granata A, Carrafiello G, Tsetis D.
    Rivista: Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Nov 16.

    Medial branch neurotomy in low back pain

    Autori: Masala S, Nano G, Mammucari M, Marcia S, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Neuroradiology. 2011 Oct 18

    Percutaneous local ablation of unifocal subclinical breast cancer: clinical experience and preliminary results of cryotherapy.

    Autori: Manenti G, Perretta T, Gaspari E, Pistolese CA, Scarano L, Cossu E, Bonanno E, Buonomo OC, Petrella G, Simonetti G, Masala S.
    Rivista: Eur Radiol. 2011 Nov; 21(11):2344-53.

    Diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections.

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Bartolucci DA, Mammucari M, Angelopoulos G, Massari F, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Semin Intervent Radiol. 2010 Jun; 27(2):160-71.

    Percutaneous Decompression of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with a New Interspinous Device.

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Bartolucci DA, Volpi T, Calabria E, Novegno F, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011 May 28.

    Piriformis Syndrome: Long-Term Follow-up in Patients Treated with Percutaneous Injection of Anesthetic and Corticosteroid Under CT Guidance.

    Autori: Masala S, Crusco S, Meschini A, Taglieri A, Calabria E, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011 May 24.

    Vertebral augmentation: 7 years experience.

    Autori: Anselmetti GC, Bonaldi G, Carpeggiani P, Manfrè L, Masala S, Muto M.
    Rivista: Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:147-61.

    Kummel disease treatment by unipedicular vertebral augmentation using curved injection cannula.

    Autori: Masala S, Nano G, Mammucari M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011 Oct; 34(5):1014-20.

    Percutaneus osteoplasty in the treatment of extraspinal painful multiple myeloma lesions.

    Autori: Masala S, Volpi T, Fucci FP, Cantonetti M, Postorino M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Support Care Cancer. 2011 Jul; 19(7):957-62.

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty in the management of vertebral osteoporotic fractures. Short-term, mid-term and long-term follow-up of 285 patients.

    Autori: Masala S, Mammucari M, Angelopoulos G, Fiori R, Massari F, Faria S, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Skeletal Radiol. 2009 Sep;38(9):863-9.

    Cost-effectiveness of percutaneous vertebroplasty in osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

    Autori: Masala S, Ciarrapico AM, Konda D, Vinicola V, Mammucari M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17(9):1242-50.

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty in multiple myeloma vertebral involvement.

    Autori: Masala S, Anselmetti GC, Marcia S, Massari F, Manca A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Jul; 21(5):344-8.

    Percutaneous cryoablation and vertebroplasty: a case report.

    Autori: Masala S, Roselli M, Manenti G, Mammucari M, Bartolucci DA, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 May-Jun; 31(3):669-72

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty and bone cement leakage: clinical experience with a new high-viscosity bone cement and delivery system for vertebral augmentation in benign and malignant compression fractures.

    Autori: Anselmetti GC, Zoarski G, Manca A, Masala S, Eminefendic H, Russo F, Regge D.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 Sep-Oct; 31(5):937-47

    Percutaneous cryoablation of small hepatocellular carcinoma with US guidance and CT monitoring: initial experience.

    Autori: Orlacchio A, Bazzocchi G, Pastorelli D, Bolacchi F, Angelico M, Almerighi C, Masala S, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008 May-Jun; 31(3):587-94.

    Percutaneous combined therapy for painful sternal metastases: a radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFTA) and cementoplasty protocol.

    Autori: Masala S, Manenti G, Roselli M, Mammucari M, Bartolucci DA, Formica V, Massari F, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Anticancer Res. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6C):4259-62

    Compound heterozygosity for mutations in LMNA in a patient with a myopathic and lipodystrophic mandibuloacral dysplasia type A phenotype.

    Autori: Lombardi F, Gullotta F, Columbaro M, Filareto A, D’Adamo M, Vielle A, Guglielmi V, Nardone AM, Azzolini V, Grosso E, Lattanzi G, D’Apice MR, Masala S, Maraldi NM, Sbraccia P, Novelli G.
    Rivista: J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Nov; 92(11):4467-71

    Nucleoplasty in the treatment of lumbar diskogenic back pain: one year follow-up.

    Autori: Masala S, Massari F, Fabiano S, Ursone A, Fiori R, Pastore F, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2007 May-Jun; 30(3):426-32.

    Sacroplasty and iliac osteoplasty under combined CT and fluoroscopic guidance.

    Autori: Masala S, Konda D, Massari F, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Aug 15;31(18):E667-9

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty in painful Schmorl nodes.

    Autori: Masala S, Pipitone V, Tomassini M, Massari F, Romagnoli A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;29(1):97-101

    MRI and bone scan imaging in the preoperative evaluation of painful vertebral fractures treated with vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

    Autori: Masala S, Schillaci O, Massari F, Danieli R, Ursone A, Fiori R, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: In Vivo. 2005 Nov-Dec;19(6):1055-60

    Kyphoplasty: indications, contraindications and technique.

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Massari F, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Radiol Med. 2005 Jul-Aug; 110(1-2):97-105.

    Radiofrequency Heat Ablation and Vertebroplasty in the treatment of neoplastic vertebral body fractures.

    Autori: Masala S, Roselli M, Massari F, Fiori R, Ursone A, Fossile E, Laudisi A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Anticancer Res. 2004 Sep-Oct;24(5B):3129-33.

    Kyphoplasty: a new opportunity for rehabilitation of neurologic disabilities.

    Autori: Masala S, Tropepi D, Fiori R, Semprini R, Martorana A, Massari F, Bernardi G, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Oct; 83(10):810-2.

    Percutaneous kyphoplasty: indications and technique in the treatment of vertebral fractures from myeloma.

    Autori: Masala S, Fiori R, Massari F, Cantonetti M, Postorino M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Tumori. 2004 Jan-Feb; 90(1):22-6.

    Non-invasive diagnostic and functional evaluation of cardiac and pulmonary involvement in systemic sclerosis.

    Autori: Sergiacomi G, De Nardo D, Capria A, Manenti G, Fabiano S, Borzi M, De Sanctis G, Konda D, Sperandio M, Schillaci O, Masala S, Simonetti G, Fontana L.
    Rivista: In Vivo. 2004 Mar-Apr;18(2):229-35

    Percutaneous kyphoplasty: new treatment for painful vertebral body fractures.

    Autori: Masala S, Cesaroni A, Sergiacomi G, Fiori R, Massari F, Manenti G, Nardi P, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: In Vivo. 2004 Mar-Apr;18(2):149-53

    Axial loading MRI of the lumbar spine.

    Autori: Manenti G, Liccardo G, Sergiacomi G, Ferrante L, D’Andrea G, Konda D, Fraioli B, Schillaci O, Simonetti G, Masala S.
    Rivista: In Vivo. 2003 Sep-Oct;17(5):413-20.

    Treatment of intermetatarsal Morton’s neuroma with alcohol injection under US guide: 10-month follow-up.

    Autori: Fanucci E, Masala S, Fabiano S, Perugia D, Squillaci E, Varrucciu V, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Eur Radiol. 2004 Mar; 14(3):514-8

    Vascular involvement in pancreatic neoplasm: a comparison between spiral CT and DSA.

    Autori: Squillaci E, Fanucci E, Sciuto F, Masala S, Sodani G, Carlani M, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Dig Dis Sci. 2003 Mar;48(3):449-58

    Pyriformis muscle syndrome: CT/MR findings in the percutaneous therapy with botulinic toxin.

    Autori: Fanucci E, Masala S, Squillaci E, Sodani G, Varrucciu V, Ursone A, Simonetti G.
    Rivista: Radiol Med. 2003 Jan-Feb;105(1-2):69-75.