Carlo Giussani



- June 1995: High School degree of Maturità Classica at the Istituto Leone XIII of  Milan, final score 58 out of 60.

- July 2001: Medical School degree at the  Università degli Studi di Milano, final votation 110 out of  110 cum laude.

- November 2006: Neurosurgery Residency Program degree at the Università degli Studi di Milano, final votation 70/70 cum laude

- USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Examination obtained in August 2007  ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certified

 In June 2011: PhD (Research Doctorate) in Neuropsychology degree at the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France, under the direction of Professor Franck-Emmanuel Roux and  Professor Jean François Dèmonet.

Fellowships and Research Experiences

- September 2001 - June 2002: J 1 VISA to work as Research Fellow at the Brain Tumor Laboratory  of the Department of Neurosurgery of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston under the direction of Professor Peter M. Black.

November 2005 - November 2006 (fifth year of residency program) Resident at the Dept.of Neurosurgery, Universite’ Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, Francefellowship in Brain Tumor Surgery and Human Brain Mapping. Service de Neurochirurgie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Purpan, Toulouse, France. Under the direction of Professor Franck-Emmanuel Roux

 - January 2007 - November 2007 Neuro-Oncology and Brain Mapping Fellow at the Division of Neurosurgery, Dept. of Neurological Sciences of the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, IRCCS , Milano. Under the direction of Professor Sergio Maria Gaini.

- July 2008 - May 2009 Senior Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle WA. Under the direction of Professor Richard G. Ellenbogen.

Current positions

From May 2009 Attending Neurosurgeon at the Clinica Neurochirurgia, Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Osp. San Gerardo dei Tintori, Monza, Italy.

Head of the Functional Operative Unit of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

From March 2015 Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice Chairman at the Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca.

From July 2017 affiliated Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Surgical activity

 The surgical activity is focused on Brain Trauma, Neuro-Oncology, Vascular Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery


Papers published

1) Low-dose Chemotherapy Combined with an Antiangiogenic Drug Reduces Human Glioma Growth in Vivo. L. Bello, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, V. Lucini, F. Cerutti, F. Scaglione, J. Landré, M. Pluderi, G. Tomei, R. Villani, R.S. Carroll, P. McL Black, A.Bikfalvi. Cancer Research 61,  October 17, 2001.

2) Simultaneous Inhibition of Glioma Angiogenesis, Cell Proliferation, and Invasion by a naturally Occurring fragment of Human metalloproteinase-2. L. Bello, V. Lucini, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, M. Machluf, M. Pluderi, D. Nikas, J. Zhang, G. Tomei, R.M. Villani, R.S. Carroll, A. Bikfalvi, P.M. Black. Cancer Research 61, December  15, 2001.

3) Suppression of Malignant Glioma Recurrence, in a Newly Developed Animal Model by Endogenous Inhibitors. L. Bello, C. Giussani, G. Carrabba, M. Pluderi, V. Lucini, M. Pannacci, D. Caronzolo, G. Tomei, R. Villani, F. Scaglione, R.S. Carroll, P. M. Black. Clinical Cancer Research 8, November 2002.

4) Domain Swapping in COOH-terminal Fragment of Platelet Factor 4 Generates Potent Angiogenesis Inhibitors. M. Hagedorn, L. Zilberberg, J. Wilting, X. Canron, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, M. Pluderi, L. Bello, A. Bikfalvi. Cancer Research 62, December 1, 2002.

5) IS201, a Specific alphavbeta 3 Integrin Inhibitor, Reduces Glioma Growth in Vivo.

  1. Bello, V. Lucini, C. Giussani, G. Carrabba, M. Pluderi, F. Scaglione, G. Tomei, R. Villani, A. Bikfalvi, P.M. Black, R.S. Carroll. Neurosurgery 52, January, 2003.

6) Local Intracerebral Delivery of Endogenous Inhibitors by Osmotic Minipumps Effectively Suppresses Glioma Growth in Vivo. C. Giussani, G. Carrabba, M. Pluderi, V. Lucini, M. Pannacci, D. Caronzolo, F. Costa, M. Minotti, G. Tomei, R. Villani, A. Bikfalvi, L. Bello. Cancer Research 63,May 15, 2003.

7) Long-Term Inhibition of Glioma Growth by Systemic Administration of Human PEX. M. Pluderi, V. Lucini, D. Caronzolo, M. Pannacci, F. Costa, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, S.Grosso, F. Colleoni, F. Scaglione, R. Villani, A. Bikfalvi, L. Bello. J Neurosurg Sci. 2003 Jun;47(2):69-78

8) Antiangiogenic Therapy by Local Intracerebral Microinfusion Improves Treatment Efficiency and Survival in an Orthotopic Human Glioblastoma Model. N.O. Schmidt, M. Ziu, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, L. Bello, Y. Sun, K. Schmidt, M. Albert, P. McL Black, R.S. Carrol. Clinical Cancer Research, vol 10. February 15, 2004.

 9) Combinatorial Administration of Molecules That Simultaneously Inhibit Angiogenesis and Invasion Leads to Increased Therapeutic Efficacy in Mouse Models of Malignant Glioma. L. Bello, V.Lucini, F. Costa, M. Pluderi, C. Giussani, F. Acerbi, G. Carrabba, M. Pannacci, D. Caronzolo, S. Grosso, S. Shinkaruk, F. Colleoni, X. Canyon, G. Tomei, G. Deleris, A.Bikfalvi. Clinical Cancer Research, vol 10. July 1, 2004.

10) Intraoperative Language Localization in Multilingual Patients with Gliomas. L. Bello, F. Acerbi, C. Giussani, P. Baratta, P. Taccone, V. Songa, M. Fava, N. Stocchetti, C. Papagno, SM Gaini. Neurosurgery vol 59: 115-125. 2006.

11) Subcortical motor mapping: what DTI tractography adds to intraoperative monitoring. L. Bello, E. Fava, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, F. Portaluri, A. Castellano, A. Gambini, S.M. Gaini, A. Falini. Rivista Medica vol 12, N 1-2: 23-27. 2006.

12) Motor brain mapping with polygraphic recording of EMG responses and of cerebral activity. E. Fava, F. Lang, L. Bello, G. Carrabba, C. Giussani, F. Portaluri, V. Conte, N. Stecchetti, S.M. Gaini. Rivista Medica vol 12, N 1-2: 23-27. 2006.

13) Intraoperative subcortical language tract mapping guides surgical removal of gliomas involving speech areas. Bello L, Gallucci M, Fava M, Carrabba G, Giussani C, Acerbi F, Baratta P, Songa V, Conte V, Branca V, Stocchetti N, Papagno C, Gaini SM. Neurosurgery vol 60: 1-14, January 2007.

14) Effect of Human Skin-Derived Stem Cells on Vessel Architecture, Tumor Growth, and Tumor Invasion in Brain Tumor Animal Models. Federica Pisati, Marzia Belicchi, Francesco Acerbi,Chiara Marchesi, Carlo Giussani, Manuela Gavina, Sophie Javerzat, Martin Hagedorn, Giorgio Carrabba, Valeria Lucini, Sergio Maria Gaini, Nereo Bresolin, Lorenzo Bello, Andreas Bikfalvi, and Yvan Torrente. Cancer Res 2007; 67: (7). April 1, 2007

15) When “Abegg” is read and    (“A, B, E, G, G”) is not: a cortical stimulation study of musical score reading. Franck-Emmanuel Roux, Vincent Lubrano, Jean-Albert Lotterie, Carlo Giussani, Clémence Pierroux, Jean-François Dèmonet. Journal of Neurosurgery vol 106, 1017-1027. 2007

16) Review of language organization in bilingual patients: what can we learn from direct brain mapping? Carlo Giussani, Franck-Emmanuel Roux, Vincent Lubrano, Sergio M. Gaini, Lorenzo Bello. Acta Neurochirurgica

 17) Cortical and subcortical motor mapping in rolandic and perirolandic glioma surgery: impact on postoperative morbidity and extent of resection. Giorgio Carrabba, Carlo Giussani, Enrica Fava, Francesco Acerbi, Francesco Portaluri, Valeria Songa, Nino Stecchetti, Vincenzo Branca, Sergio M. Gaini, Lorenzo Bello. J Neurosurg Sci. 2007 Jun;51(2):45-51.

18) Motor and language DTI Fiber Tracking combined with intraoperative subcortical mapping for surgical removal of gliomas. Bello L, Gambini A, Castellano A, Carrabba G, Acerbi F, Fava E, Giussani C, Cadioli M, Blasi V, Casarotti A, Papagno C, Gupta AK, Gaini S, Scotti G, Falini A.  Neuroimage. 2007 Aug 29.

19) Cortical areas involved in Arabic number reading. Roux FE, Lubrano V, Lauwers-Cances V, Giussani C, Démonet JF. Neurology. 2008 Jan 15;70(3):210-7.

 20) Who is Who? A cortical stimulation study on Famous Face Naming Areas. Giussani C, Roux FE, Bello L, Lauwers-Cances V, Papagno C, Gaini SM, Puel M, Démonet JF. J Neurosurg. 2009 Feb;110(2):289-99. 2009

21) Severely symptomatic craniovertebral junction abnormalities in children. Long-term reliability of aggressive management. Giussani C, Roux FE, Guerra p, Pirillo D, Grimaldi M, Citerio G, Sganzerla EP. Pediatric Neurosurgery

22) Mirror of the Soul: a cortical stimulation study on face emotions recognition. Giussani C, Pirillo D, Roux FE.  J Neurosurg. 2010 Mar;112(3):520-7.

23 ) The graphemic/motor frontal area Exner's area revisited. Roux FE, Dufor O, Giussani C, Wamain Y, Draper L, Longcamp M, Démonet JF. Ann Neurol. 2009 Oct;66(4):537-45.

24) Treatment of intermittent obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a choroid plexus cyst. Filardi TZ, Finn L, Gabikian P, Giussani C, Ebenezer S, Avellino AM. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Dec;4(6):571-4.

25) Is postoperative CT scanning predictive of subdural electrode placement complications in pediatric epileptic patients? Giussani C, Filardi T, Bunyaratavej K, Mai JC, Ogino M, Greene S, Browd SR, Avellino AM, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009;45(5):345-9.

26)   Influenza A (H1N1) encephalitis with severe intracranial hypertension. Citerio G, Sala F, Patruno A, Gori A, Grioni D, Rossi M, Giussani C, Grimaldi M. Minerva Anestesiol. 2010 Jun;76(6):459-62.

27) DTI fiber tracking to differentiate demyelinating diseases from diffuse brain stem glioma. Giussani C, Poliakov A, Ferri RT, Plawner LL, Browd SR, Shaw DW, Filardi TZ, Hoeppner C, Geyer JR, Olson JM, Douglas JG, Villavicencio EH, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG. Neuroimage. 2010 Aug 1;52(1):217-23.

28) Is preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging reliable for language areas mapping in brain tumor surgery? Review of language functional magnetic resonance imaging and direct cortical stimulation correlation studies. Giussani C, Roux FE, Ojemann J, Sganzerla EP, Pirillo D, Papagno C. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jan;66(1):113-20. Review.

29) Connectivity constraints on cortical reorganization of neural circuits involved in object naming. Papagno C, Gallucci M, Casarotti A, Castellano A, Falini A, Fava E, Giussani C, Carrabba G, Bello L, Caramazza A. Neuroimage. 2011 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

30) Anatomical correlates for category specific naming of Living and Non-Living Things. Giussani C, Riva M, Gallucci M, Boukhatem L, Sganzerla EP, Demonet JF, Roux FE. Neuroimage. 2011 Feb 3.

31) Sentence translation in proficient bilinguals: A direct electrostimulation brain mapping. Borius PY, Giussani C, Draper L, Roux FE. Cortex. 2011 Mar 4.

32) An Intracranial Aneurysm and Dural Arteriovenous Fistula in a Newborn. Ko A, Filardi T, Giussani C, Ghodke R, Browd SR. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2011 May 3;46(6):450-456.

33) Cavum Veli Interpositi: Just an Anatomical Variant or a Potentially Symptomatic CSF Compartmentalization? Giussani C, Fiori L, Trezza A, Riva M, Sganzerla EP. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2011;47(5):364-8

34) Inhalation versus endovenous sedation in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: Effects on regional cerebral blood flow. Villa F; Iacca C; Forastieri Molinari A; Giussani C; Aletti G; Pesenti A; Citerio G. Crit Care Med 2012 Vol. 40, No. 10.

35) The association of neural axis and craniovertebral junction anomalies with scoliosis in Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. Giussani C, Selicorni A, Fossati C, Ingelmo P, Canonico F, Landi A, Trezza A, Riva M, Sganzerla EP.Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Dec;28(12):2163-8.

36) Optimized system for cerebral perfusion monitoring in the rat stroke model of intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion. Beretta S, Riva M, Carone D, Cuccione E, Padovano G, Rodriguez Menendez V, Pappadá GB, Versace A, Giussani C, Sganzerla EP, Ferrarese C. J Vis Exp. 2013 Feb 17;(72).

37) Collagenopathy with a phenotype resembling silver-russell syndrome phenotype. Cianci P, Paterlini G, Tagliabue P, Verderio M, Vergani P, Bianchi ML, Giussani C, Kullmann G, Mazzoleni F, Bozzetti A, Selicorni A. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Oct;161A(10):2681-4.

38) Ganglioglioma of the spinal cord in neurofibromatosis type 1. Giussani C, Isimbaldi G, Massimino M, Trezza A, Cianci P, Canonico F, Sganzerla EP. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2013;49(1):50-4.  

39) Craniovertebral junction pathological features and their management in the mucopolysaccharidoses. Sganzerla EP, Giussani C, Grimaldi M, Parini R, Ingelmo P, Trezza A, Visocchi M. Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg. 2014;40:313-31.

40) Incidence of pain after craniotomy in children. Bronco A, Pietrini D, Lamperti M, Somaini M, Tosi F, del Lungo LM, Zeimantz E, Tumolo M, Lampugnani E, Astuto M, Perna F, Zadra N, Meneghini L, Benucci V, Bussolin L, Scolari A, Savioli A, Locatelli BG, Prussiani V, Cazzaniga M, Mazzoleni F, Giussani C, Rota M, Ferland CE, Ingelmo PM. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Jul;24(7):781-7.

41) Cervical spine malformation in cornelia de lange syndrome: a report of three patients. Bettini LR, Locatelli L, Mariani M, Cianci P, Giussani C, Canonico F, Cereda A, Russo S, Gervasini C, Biondi A, Selicorni A. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jun;164A(6):1520-4.

42) Cartographie cérebralé par électrostimulation directe : le bilinguisme. Fe Roux, I Djidjeli, C. Giussani, PY Borius, JF Demonet. E-mémoires de L’Académie Nationale de Chirurgie, 2014, 13 (3): 061 X 065

43) Cerebral collateral flow defines topography and evolution of molecular penumbra in experimental ischemic stroke. Beretta S, Cuccione E, Versace A, Carone D, Riva M, Padovano G, Dell'Era V, Cai R, Monza L, Presotto L, Rousseau D, Chauveau F, Paternò G, Pappadà GB, Giussani C, Sganzerla EP, Ferrarese C. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Feb;74:305-13. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2014.11.019. Epub 2014 Dec 5.

44) Experimental in-vivo model of intravascular shunting for neurosurgical by-pass. Riva M, Beretta S, Carone D, Pappada' G, Bruneau M, Giussani C, Paterno' G, Versace A, Ferrarese C, Sganzerla E. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Apr 24.

45) Enzymatic replacement therapy for Hunter disease: Up to 9 years experience with 17 patients. Parini R, Rigoldi M, Tedesco L, Boffi L, Brambilla A, Bertoletti S, Boncimino A, Del Longo A, De Lorenzo P, Gaini R, Gallone D, Gasperini S, Giussani C, Grimaldi M, Grioni D, Meregalli P, Messinesi G, Nichelli F, Romagnoli M, Russo P, Sganzerla E, Valsecchi G, Biondi A. Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2015 Apr 22;3:65-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgmr.2015.03.011. eCollection 2015 Jun.

46) Variability of intraoperative electrostimulation parameters in conscious individuals: language cortex. Roux FE, Durand JB, Djidjeli I, Moyse E, Giussani C. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jul 15:1-12.

47) Photometric evaluation of cranial and facial symmetry in hemicoronal single suture synostosis treated with surgical fronto-orbital remodeling. Mazzoleni F, Meazzini MC, Novelli G, Basile V, Giussani C, Bozzetti A. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2016 May 24. pii: S1010-5182(16)30064-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2016.05.012.

48) Final results of the second prospective AIEOP protocol for pediatric intracranial ependymoma. Massimino M, Miceli R, Giangaspero F, Boschetti L, Modena P, Antonelli M, Ferroli P, Bertin D, Pecori E, Valentini L, Biassoni V, Garrè ML, Schiavello E, Sardi I, Cama A, Viscardi E, Scarzello G, Scoccianti S, Mascarin M, Quaglietta L, Cinalli G, Diletto B, Genitori L, Peretta P, Mussano A, Buccoliero A, Calareso G, Barra S, Mastronuzzi A, Giussani C, Marras CE, Balter R, Bertolini P, Giombelli E, La Spina M, Buttarelli FR, Pollo B, Gandola L. Neuro Oncol. 2016 May 18. pii: now108.

49) Early Prenatal MRI of Cervical "Abortive" Myelocystocele: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Talenti G, Giussani C, Parazzini C, Izzo G, Canonico F, Vergani P, Righini A. Neuropediatrics. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]

50) Intracerebral hemorrhage in intensive care unit: early prognostication fallacies. A single center retrospective study. Spina S, Marzorati C, Vargiolu A, Magni F, Riva M, Rota M, Giussani C, Sganzerla EP, Citerio G.Minerva Anestesiol. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.17.12225-X. [Epub ahead of print]

51) Indocyanine Green Videoangiography in Aneurysm Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Riva M, Amin-Hanjani S, Giussani C, De Witte O, Bruneau M. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 2. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx387. [Epub ahead of print]

52) Brain ultrasound rehearsal before surgery: A pilot cadaver study. Giussani C, Riva M, Djonov V, Beretta S, Prada F, Sganzerla E.Clin Anat. 2017 Nov;30(8):1017-1023. doi: 10.1002/ca.22919. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

53) Effectiveness of Intraventricular Endoscopic Lamina Terminalis Fenestration in Comparison with Standard ETV: Systematic Review of Literature. Giussani C, Guida L, Trezza A, Sganzerla EP. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul;103:257-264. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.03.143. Epub 2017 Apr 8. Review.

54) Negative pressure wound therapy in complex cranio-maxillofacial and cervical wounds. Novelli G, Daleffe F, Birra G, Canzi G, Mazzoleni F, Boni P, Maino C, Giussani C, Sozzi D, Bozzetti A. Int Wound J. 2018 Feb;15(1):16-23. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12802. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

55) Peri-electrode edema after bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Trezza A, Landi A, Pilleri M, Antonini A, Giussani C, Sganzerla EP. J Neurosurg Sci. 2018 Feb;62(1):103-105. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03421-4.

56) Technical considerations of a tailored rigid endoscopic evacuation of ventricular hemorrhage. Giussani C, Trezza A, Patruno A, Fiori L, Sganzerla EP. J Neurosurg Sci. 2018 Jun;62(3):373-375. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03734-6. Epub 2018 Feb 19

57) Changes in resting-state connectivity in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy. Grassia F, Poliakov AV, Poliachik SL, Casimo K, Friedman SD, Shurtleff H, Giussani C, Novotny EJ Jr, Ojemann JG, Hauptman JS. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Sep;22(3):270-275. doi: 10.3171/2018.3.PEDS17701. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

58) Pediatric intracranial ependymoma: correlating signs and symptoms at recurrence with outcome in the second prospective AIEOP protocol follow-up. Massimino M, Barretta F, Modena P, Giangaspero F, Chiapparini L, Erbetta A, Boschetti L, Antonelli M, Ferroli P, Bertin D, Pecori E, Biassoni V, Garrè ML, Schiavello E, Sardi I, Viscardi E, Scarzello G, Mascarin M, Quaglietta L, Cinalli G, Genitori L, Peretta P, Mussano A, Barra S, Mastronuzzi A, Giussani C, Marras CE, Balter R, Bertolini P, Tornesello A, La Spina M, Buttarelli FR, Ruggiero A, Caldarelli M, Poggi G, Gandola L. J Neurooncol. 2018 Aug 14. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-2974-6.

59) Extensive dural ossification following decompressive posttraumatic craniectomy: a case report and review of the Literature. Guida L, Mazzoleni F, Bozzetti A, Sganzerla E, Giussani C. World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug 24. pii: S1878-8750(18)31898-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.08.115.

60) Cerebral and occipito-atlanto-axial involvement in mucopolysaccharidosis patients: clinical, radiological, and neurosurgical features. Giussani C, Guida L, Canonico F, Sganzerla EP Ital J Pediatr. 2018 Nov 16;44(Suppl 2):119. doi: 10.1186/s13052-018-0558-x. Review.

61) Safety and efficacy of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma related hydrocephalus: a Systematic Review. Guida L, Roux FE, Massimino M, Marras CE, Sganzerla E, Giussani C.World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec 29. pii: S1878-8750(18)32919-X. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.096. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

62) Specific Expression of a New Bruton Tyrosine Kinase Isoform (p65BTK) in the Glioblastoma Gemistocytic Histotype. Sala L, Cirillo G, Riva G, Romano G, Giussani C, Cialdella A, Todisco A, Virtuoso A, Cerrito MG, Bentivegna A, Grassilli E, Ardizzoia A, Bonoldi E, Giovannoni R, Papa M, Lavitrano M.Front Mol Neurosci. 2019 Jan 24;12:2. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2019.00002. eCollection 2019.

Chapters in published books

  • Angiogenesis and Invasion in Gliomas. L. Bello, C. Giussani, G. Carrabba, M. Pluderi, F. Costa, A. Bikfalvi. In Kirsch M and Black PMcL (eds.), Angiogenesis in Brain Tumors, pp 267-289, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2003.
  •  Neurosurgical complications and their management in mucopolysaccharidosis. Carlo Giussani, Sara Miori and Erik P. Sganzerla. In Rossella Parini and Generoso Andria  Mariani Foundation Pediatric Neurology; 23 (eds.),  chapter 11; Lysosomal Storage Diseases early Diagnosis and New Treatment, pp 107-119,  2010.
  • Neoplasie intracraniche. Erik P. Sganzerla, Carlo Giussani. In Carlo Ferrarese, Core Curriculum, Malattie del Sistema nervoso, pp 265-273, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 2011
  • Surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy. Cahpter 51, Jeffery J. Ojemann, Carlo Giussani, Carlo Marras. In Richard Ellenbogen, Saleem Abdulrauf, Laligam Sekhar, Principles of Neurological Surgery 3rd Edition, pp 765-772, Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2012
  • Multimodal Imaging in Glioma Surgery. Chapter 8,  Andrej Šteno , Carlo Giussani, Matteo Riva. In Prada, Solbiati, Martegani,, Di Meco, Intraoperative Ultrasound (IOUS) in Neurosurgery From Standard B-mode to Elastosonography Editors, Springer, 2016


From 2006: member of the Italian Society for Neurosurgery SINCH

From 2012: faculty of AO Neuro/Neuro Global Neuro Italian section.

From 2018: member of the European Association of Pediatric Neurosurgery ESPN

From 2017 member of the ERN CRANIO for the Hospital San Gerardo at the European Reference Network for Rare Disease, European Commission

MODULE 3 Ecpca Course MODULE 3

DAY 8 – July 22, 2023

Chair: Cristina Grippaudo (Italy)



Genetics and clinical features of Crouzon, Apert and Pfeiffer syndromes
Silvia Maitz - Italy – 15’


Craniofacial growth in craniofacial synostosis: what must an orthodontist absolutely know
Maria Costanza Meazzini - Italy – 20’


Cranial surgery
Carlo Giussani, Fabio Mazzoleni - Italy – 15’


Monobloc versus Cranioplasty and Le Fort III osteotomy: considerations
David Dunaway - UK – 15’




Le Fort III osteotomy, distraction and traditional: results and long term follow up
Fabio Mazzoleni, Mattia Moretti -  Italy – 25’


Orthodontics in craniofacial-synostoses: lessons to be learned

Keiji Moriyama - Japan – 20’


Orthodontics in craniofacial-synostoses: what not to do…and why

Maria Costanza Meazzini - Italy – 20’


Orthognathic surgery in craniofacial synostosis: planning and long- term results

Fabio Mazzoleni, Giorgio Novelli - Italy – 25’



MODULE 4 Ecpca Course MODULE 4

DAY 9 – September 23, 2023 - ACHONDROPLASIA



Genetics and clinical problems

Angelo Selicorni – Italy – 10’


Neurosurgical problems

Carlo Giussani - Italy – 10’


Orthodontic treatment in achondroplasia

Martyn Cobourne - UK – 15’


Functional indications for orthopaedic treatment, long term follow-up

Maria Costanza Meazzini – Italy – 10’


Surgery: Distraction, SARPE and Orthognathic Surgery: when and why?

Fabio Mazzoleni – Italy – 10’