Principali campi di interesse: chirurgia cerebrale vascolare, chirurgia cerebrale e midollare oncologica, chirurgia spinale oncologica e ricostruttiva, chirurgia mininvasiva della colonna, traumatologia spinale.

1. Miscusi M, Polli FM, ForcatoS, Coman MA, Ricciardi L, Ramieri A, Raco A. The use of surgical sealants in the repair of dural tears during non instrumented spinal surgery. Eur Spine J. 2014 Jan 3.

2. Pietrantonio A, D’Andrea G, Famà I, Volpini L, Raco A, Barbara M. Usefulness of image guidance in the surgical treatment of petrous apex cholesterol granuloma. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2013;2013:257263. .

3. Cimatti M, Forcato S, Polli F, Miscusi M, Frati A, Raco A. Pure percutaneous pedicle screw fixation without arthrodesis of 32 thoraco-lumbar fractures: clinical and radiological outcome with 36-month follow-up. Eur Spine J. 2013 Oct 12.

4. Boellis A, Espagnet MC, Romano A, Trillò G, Raco A, Moraschi M, Bozzao A. Dynamic intraoperative MRI in transsphenoidal resection of pituitary macroadenomas: A quantitative analysis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Sep 23. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24414.

5. Miscusi M, Arangio P, De Martino L, De-Giorgio F, Cascone P, Raco A. An unusual case of orbito-frontal rod fence stab injury with a good outcome. BMC Surg. 2013 Aug 13;13:31. doi 10.1186/1471-2482-13-31.

6. Minniti G, Esposito V, Clarke E, Scaringi C, Lanzetta G, Salvati M, Raco A, Bozzao A, Maurizi Enrici R. Multidose stereotactic radiosurgery (9 Gy × 3) of the postoperative resection cavity for treatment of large brain metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 15;86(4):623-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.03.037.

7. Familiari G, Relucenti M, Heyn R, Baldini R, D’Andrea G, Familiari P, Bozzao A, Raco A. The value of neurosurgical and intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging tractography in clinically integrated neuroanatomy modules: a cross-sectional study. Anat Sci Educ. 2013 Sep-Oct;6(5):294-306. doi: 10.1002/ase.1349.

8. Ferretti M, Fabbiano C, Di Bari M, Conte C, Castigli E, Sciaccaluga M, Ponti D, Ruggieri P, Raco A, Ricordy R, Calogero A, Tata AM. M2 receptor activation inhibits cell cycle progression and survival in human glioblastoma cells. J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Apr;17(4):552-66. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12038.

9. Miscusi M, Testaverde L, Rago A, Raco A, Colonnese C. Subacute combined degeneration without nutritional anemia. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Dec;19(12):1744-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.01.039.

10. Miscusi M, Petrozza V, Polli FM, Forcato S, Rocca CD, Raco A. Symptomatic ganglion cyst of ligamentum flavum as a late complication of lumbar fixation. Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2012 Jan-Feb;46(1):82-6.

11. Ramieri A, Domenicucci M, Cellocco P, Raco A, Costanzo G. Neurological L5 burst fracture: posterior decompression and lordotic fixation as treatment of choice. Eur Spine J. 2012 May;21 Suppl 1:S119-22. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2226-y.

12. Miscusi M, Domenicucci M, Polli FM, Forcato S, De Giorgio F, Raco A. Spondylectomy of T-2 according to the Tomita technique via an extended Fessler approach: a cadaveric study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jan;16(1):22-6. doi: 10.3171/2011.9.SPINE10834.

13. Frati A, Pichierri A, Bastianello S, Raco A, Santoro A, Esposito V, Giangaspero F, Salvati M. Frameless stereotactic cerebral biopsy: our experience in 296 cases. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2011;89(4):234-45. doi: 10.1159/000325704.

14. Ramieri A, Domenicucci M, Landi A, Rastelli E, Raco A. Conservative treatment of neural arch fractures of the axis: computed tomography scan and X-ray study on consolidation time. World Neurosurg. 2011 Feb;75(2):314-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2010.09.004.

15. Tafani M, Di Vito M, Frati A, Pellegrini L, De Santis E, Sette G, Eramo A, Sale P, Mari E, Santoro A, Raco A, Salvati M, De Maria R, Russo MA. Pro-inflammatory gene expression in solid glioblastoma microenvironment and in hypoxic stem cells from human glioblastoma. J Neuroinflammation. 2011 Apr 13;8:32. doi 10.1186/1742-2094-8-32.

16. Ramieri A, Domenicucci M, Ciappetta P, Cellocco P, Raco A, Costanzo G. Spine surgery in neurological lesions of the cervicothoracic junction: multicentric experience on 33 consecutive cases. Eur Spine J. 2011 May;20 Suppl 1:S13-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-011-1748-z.

17. Domenicucci M, Ramieri A, Landi A, Melone AG, Raco A, Ruggiero M, Speziale F. Blunt abdominal aortic disruption (BAAD) in shear fracture of the adult thoraco-lumbar spine: case report and literature review. Eur Spine J. 2011 Jul;20 Suppl 2:S314-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-011-1732-7.

18. Biasiotta A, Frati A, Salvati M, Raco A, Fazi M, D’Elia A, Cruccu G. Primary hypothalamic lymphoma in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and review of the literature. Neurol Sci. 2010 Oct;31(5):647-52. doi: 10.1007/s10072-010-0338-x.

19. Pichierri A, Marotta N, Raco A, Delfini R. Intramuscular infiltrating lipoma of the longus colli muscle. a very rare cause of neck structures compression. Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2010 Aug;71(3):157-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1241189.

20. Raco A, Piccirilli M, Landi A, Lenzi J, Delfini R, Cantore G. High-grade intramedullary astrocytomas: 30 years’ experience at the Neurosurgery Department of the University of Rome “Sapienza”. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Feb;12(2):144-53. doi:10.3171/2009.6.SPINE08910.

21. Pichierri A, Santoro A, Raco A, Paolini S, Cantore G, Delfini R. Cavernous sinus meningiomas: retrospective analysis and proposal of a treatment algorithm. Neurosurgery. 2009 Jun;64(6):1090-9; discussion 1099-101. doi:10.1227/01.NEU.0000346023.52541.0A.

22. Ramieri A, Domenicucci M, Cellocco P, Raco A, Costanzo G. Effectiveness of posterior tension band fixation in the thoracolumbar seat-belt type injuries of the young population. Eur Spine J. 2009 Jun;18 Suppl 1:89-94. doi: 10.1007/s00586-009-0991-z.

23. Salvati M, D’Elia A, Brogna C, Frati A, Antonelli M, Giangaspero F, Raco A, Santoro A, Delfini R. Cerebral astroblastoma: analysis of six cases and critical review of treatment options. J Neurooncol. 2009 Jul;93(3):369-78. doi: 10.1007/s11060-008-9789-9.

24. Salvati M, D’Elia A, Melone GA, Brogna C, Frati A, Raco A, Delfini R. Radio-induced gliomas: 20-year experience and critical review of the pathology. J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep;89(2):169-77. doi: 10.1007/s11060-008-9565-x.

25. Raco A, Frati A, Santoro A, Vangelista T, Salvati M, Delfini R, Cantore G. Long-term surgical results with aneurysms involving the ophthalmic segment of the carotid artery. J Neurosurg. 2008 Jun;108(6):1200-10. doi: 10.3171/JNS/2008/108/6/1200.

26. Trasimeni G, Lenzi J, Di Biasi C, Anichini G, Salvati M, Raco A. Midline medulloblastoma versus astrocytoma: the position of the superior medullary velum as a sign for diagnosis. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Sep;24(9):1037-41. doi: 10.1007/s00381-008-0635-3.

27. Domenicucci M, Ramieri A, Salvati M, Brogna C, Raco A. Cervicothoracic epidural hematoma after chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Nov;7(5):571-4.

28. Passacantilli E, Pichierri A, Delfinis CP, Brogna C, Santoro A, Raco A. Chronic expanding intracerebral hematoma treated by mini-invasive ultrasonography-guided needle aspiration. J Neurosurg Sci. 2006 Sep;50(3):67-70.

29. Paolini S, Morace R, Di Gennaro G, Picardi A, Grammaldo LG, Meldolesi GN, Quarato PP, Raco A, Esposito V. Drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy due to cavernous malformations. Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Jul 15;21(1):e8.

30. Paolini S, Raco A, Di Stefano D, Esposito V, Ciappetta P. Post-radiation intramedullary malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. J Neurosurg Sci. 2006 Jun;50(2):49-53.

31. Raco A, Russo N, Landi A, Dazzi M, Carlesimo B. Lymphatic fluid fistula: an extremely rare complication of posterior lumbar transpedicular screw fixation. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 May;4(5):421-3.

32. Piccirilli M, Lenzi J, Delfinis C, Trasimeni G, Salvati M, Raco A. Spontaneous regression of optic pathways gliomas in three patients with neurofibromatosis type I and critical review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Oct;22(10):1332-7.

33. Lenzi J, Salvati M, Raco A, Frati A, Piccirilli M, Delfini R. Central neurocytoma: a novel appraisal of a polymorphic pathology. Our experience and a review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 2006 Oct;29(4):286-92.

34. Salvati M, Lenzi J, Brogna C, Frati A, Piccirilli M, Giangaspero F, Raco A. Childhood’s gliosarcomas: pathological and therapeutical considerations on three cases and critical review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Oct;22(10):1301-6.

35. Lenzi J, Seferi A, Nardone A, Salvati M, Vreto G, Santoro A, Raco A, Pichierri A, Petrela M. Sylvian subarachnoid and extra-pial cavernous angioma. J Neurosurg Sci. 2005 Dec;49(4):163-6.

36. Salvati M, Piccirilli M, Raco A, Santoro A, Frati R, Lenzi J, Lanzetta G, Agrillo A, Frati A. Brain metastasis from non-seminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis: indications for aggressive treatment. Neurosurg Rev. 2006 Apr;29(2):130-7.

37. Rocchi G, Caroli E, Raco A, Salvati M, Delfini R. Traumatic epidural hematoma in children. J Child Neurol. 2005 Jul;20(7):569-72.

38. Paolini S, Ciappetta P, Missori P, Raco A, Delfini R. Spinous process marking: a reliable method for preoperative surface localization of intradural lesions of the high thoracic spine. Br J Neurosurg. 2005 Feb;19(1):74-6.

39. Salvati M, Caroli E, Raco A, Giangaspero F, Delfini R, Ferrante L.Gliosarcomas: analysis of 11 cases do two subtypes exist? J Neurooncol. 2005 Aug;74(1):59-63.

40. Raco A, Esposito V, Lenzi J, Piccirilli M, Delfini R, Cantore G. Long-term follow-up of intramedullary spinal cord tumors: a series of 202 cases. Neurosurgery. 2005 May;56(5):972-81.

41. Lenzi J, Salvati M, Frati A, Raco A, Pichierri A, Giangaspero F, Delfini R. Intraventricular neurocytoma with massive brain stem involvement in a 5-year-old child. Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Jan;22(1):95-8.

42. Paolini S, Ciappetta P, Raco A, Missori P, Delfini R. Combined intra-extracanal approach to lumbosacral disc herniations with bi-radicular involvement. Technical considerations from a surgical series of 15 cases. Eur Spine J. 2006 May;15(5):554-8.

43. Raco A, Agrillo A, Ruggeri A, Gagliardi FM, Cantore G. Surgical options in the management of falcotentorial meningiomas: report of 13 cases. Surg Neurol. 2004 Feb;61(2):157-64.

44. Frati A, Salvati M, Mainiero F, Ippoliti F, Rocchi G, Raco A, Caroli E,Cantore G, Delfini R. Inflammation markers and risk factors for recurrence in 35 patients with a posttraumatic chronic subdural hematoma: a prospective study. J Neurosurg. 2004 Jan;100(1):24-32.

45. Raco A, Caroli E, Isidori A, Salvati M. Management of acute cerebellar infarction: one institution’s experience. Neurosurgery. 2003 Nov;53(5):1061-5; discussion 1065-6.

46. Caroli E, Salvati M, Rocchi G, Frati A, Cimatti M, Raco A. Post-traumatic intracranial meningiomas. Tumori. 2003 Jan-Feb;89(1):6-8.

47. Paolini S, Ralli G, Ciappetta P, Raco A. Gas-containing otogenic brain abscess. Surg Neurol. 2002 Sep-Oct;58(3-4):271-3.

48. Salvati M, Cervoni L, Raco A, Delfini R. Spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhage: clinical remarks on 50 cases. Surg Neurol. 2001 Mar;55(3):156-61.

49. Tarantino R, Isidori A, Raco A, Missori P. Supratentorial hemangioblastoma in a patient with breast cancer. A case report. J Neurosurg Sci. 2000 Sep;44(3):137-9.

50. Raco A, Raimondi AJ, D’Alonzo A, Esposito V, Valentino V. Radiosurgery in the management of pediatric brain tumors. Childs Nerv Syst. 2000 May;16(5):287-95.

51. Bristot R, Santoro A, Raco A, Salvati M, Puzzilli F, Delfini R, Cantore G. Malignant cerebellar astrocytomas: clinico-pathological remarks on 10 cases. J Neurosurg Sci. 1999 Dec;43(4):271-6.

52. Raco A, Bristot R, Domenicucci M, Cantore G. Meningiomas of the tuberculum sellae. Our experience in 69 cases surgically treated between 1973 and 1993. J Neurosurg Sci. 1999 Dec;43(4):253-60.

53. Raco A, Raimondi AJ, De Ponte FS, Brunelli A, Bristot R, Bottini DJ, Ianetti G. Congenital torticollis in association with craniosynostosis. Childs Nerv Syst. 1999 Apr;15(4):163-.

54. Bristot R, Raco A, Vangelista T, Delfini R. Malignant cerebellar astrocytomas in childhood. Experience with four cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 1998 Oct;14(10):532-6.

55. Puzzilli F, Salvati M, Ruggeri A, Raco A, Bristot R, Bastianello S, Lunardi P. Intracranial actinomycosis in juvenile patients. Case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 1998 Sep;14(9):463-6.

56. Cantore G, Raco A. [Early versus delayed surgery for treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage]. Minerva Anestesiol. 1998 Apr;64(4):155-8.

57. Mirone L, Altomonte L, Raco A, Calcagni ML, Rufini V, Zoli A, Magarò M. Cerebral blood flow abnormalities detected by SPECT in Behçet’s-syndrome-related psychiatric disorders. Clin Rheumatol. 1998;17(1):75-6.

58. Puzzilli F, Salvati M, Bristot R, Raco A, Ruggeri A, Bastianello S, Lunardi P. Spontaneous cerebellar haemorrhages in childhood. Childs Nerv Syst. 1997 Nov-Dec;13(11-12):601-3.

59. Raco A, Bristot R, Salvati M, Delfini R. Malignant supratentorial astrocytomas of late childhood. Our experience with 25 cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 1997 Jun;13(6):341-4.

60. Raco A, Cervoni L, Salvati M, Delfini R. Primary spinal epidural non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas in childhood: a review of 6 cases. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1997;139(6):526-8.

61. Innocenzi G, Raco A, Cantore G, Raimondi AJ. Intramedullary astrocytomas and ependymomas in the pediatric age group: a retrospective study. Childs Nerv Syst. 1996 Dec;12(12):776-80.

62. Salvati M, Cervoni L, Artico M, Raco A, Ciappetta P, Delfini R. Primaryspinal epidural non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas: a clinical study. Surg Neurol. 1996 Oct;46(4):339-43 .

63. Salvati M, Cervoni L, Raco A. Single brain metastases from unknown primary malignancies in CT-era. J Neurooncol. 1995;23(1):75-80.

64. Salvati M, Cervoni L, Ciappetta P, Raco A. Radiation-induced osteosarcomas of the skull: report of two cases and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1994 Aug;96(3):226-9.

65. Artico M, Cervoni L, Salvati M, Raco A, Ciappetta P. Ossifying fibroma of the skull: clinical and therapeutic study. Tumori. 1994 Feb 28;80(1):64-7.

66. Salvati M, Cervoni L, Ciappetta P, Artico M, Raco A. Solitary plasmacytoma of the skull: report of two cases. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1994 Feb;96(1):66-70.

67. Salvati M, Ciappetta P, Capoccia G, Capone R, Raco A. Osteosarcoma of the skull. Report of a post-Paget and post-radiation case in an elderly woman. Neurosurg Rev. 1994;17(1):73-6.

68. Raco A, Cervoni L, Salvati M. Two distinct intracranial tumors of different cell types in a single patient. Case report and review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 1994;17(4):305-8.

69. Salvati M, Ciappetta P, Capone R, Santoro A, Raguso M, Raco A. Osteosarcoma of the skull in a child: case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 1993 Nov;9(7):437-9.

70. Salvati M, Cervoni L, Raguso M, Raco A. Post-Paget osteosarcomas of the skull. Remarks on five cases. Tumori. 1993 Oct 31;79(5):363-6.

71. Salvati M, Ciappetta P, Raco A. Osteosarcomas of the skull. Clinical remarks on 19 cases. Cancer. 1993 Apr 1;71(7):2210-6.

72. Raco A, Di Lorenzo N, Delfini R, Ciappetta P, Cantore G. The acrylic-wire option in cervical spine fixation. A retrospective study. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1993;120(1-2):53-8.

73. Delfini R, Raco A, Artico M, Salvati M, Ciappetta P. A two-step supraorbital approach to lesions of the orbital apex. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1992 Dec;77(6):959-61.

74. Ciappetta P, Delfini R, Iannetti G, Salvati M, Raco A. Surgical strategies in the treatment of symptomatic osteomas of the orbital walls. Neurosurgery. 1992 Oct;31(4):628-34.

75. Salvati M, Ciappetta P, Raco A, Capone R, Artico M, Santoro A. Radiation-induced schwannomas of the neuraxis. Report of three cases. Tumori. 1992 Apr 30;78(2):143-6.

76. Raco A, Delfini R, Salvati M, Innocenzi G, Ciappetta P. Intramedullary metastasis of unknown origin: a case report. Neurosurg Rev. 1992;15(2):135-8.

77. Salvati M, Raco A, Artico M, Artizzu S, Ciappetta P. Subependymoma of the spinal cord. Case report and review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 1992;15(1):65-9.

78. Artico M, Salvati M, Raco A, Innocenzi G, Delfini R. [Primary Meckel’s cave lymphoma. A case and review of the literature]. Neurochirurgie. 1992;38(6):368-71.

79. Ciappetta P, Salvati M, Raco A, Artico M, Gagliardi FM. Benign osteoblastoma of the sphenoid bone. Neurochirurgia (Stuttg). 1991 May;34(3):97-100.

80. Ciappetta P, Salvati M, Capoccia G, Artico M, Raco A, Fortuna A. Spinal glioblastomas: report of seven cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 1991 Feb;28(2):302-6.

81. Salvati M, Ciappetta P, Raco A, Artico M, Artizzu S. Primary intracranial actinomycosis. Report of a case and review of the literature. Zentralbl Neurochir. 1991;52(2):95-8.

82. Salvati M, Ciappetta P, Artico M, Raco A, Fortuna A. Intraspinal hemangiopericytoma: case report and review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 1991;14(4):309-13.

83. Raco A, Ciappetta P, Artico M, Salvati M, Guidetti G, Guglielmi G. Vertebral hemangiomas with cord compression: the role of embolization in five cases. Surg Neurol. 1990 Sep;34(3):164-8.

84. Ciappetta P, Salvati M, Raco A, Artico M. Cruciate hemiplegia: a clinical syndrome, a neuroanatomical controversy. Report of two cases and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 1990 Jul;34(1):43-7.

85. Ciappetta P, Artico M, Salvati M, Raco A, Gagliardi FM. Intradiploic epidermoid cysts of the skull: report of 10 cases and review of the literature. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1990;102(1-2):33-7.

86. Ciappetta P, Salvati M, Bernardi C, Raco A, Di Lorenzo N. Giant cell reparative granuloma of the skull base mimicking an intracranial tumor. Case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 1990 Jan;33(1):52-6.

87. Raco A, Artico M, Ciappetta P, Salvati M, Bardella L, Cantore GP. Primary intracranial lymphomas. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1990;92(2):125-30.

88. Cantore GP, Ciappetta P, Costanzo G, Raco A, Salvati M. Neurological deficits secondary to spinal deformities: their treatment and results in 13 patients. Eur Neurol. 1989;29(4):181-5.

89. Artico M, Bardella L, Ciappetta P, Raco A. Surgical treatment of subependymomas of the central nervous system. Report of 8 cases and review of the literature. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1989;98(1-2):25-31.

90. Cantore GP, Raco A, Artico M, Ciappetta P, Delfini R. Primary chiasmatic lymphoma. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1989;91(1):71-4.

91. Cantore GP, Raco A, Delfini R, Ciapetta P. Odontoid fractures: conservative treatment and halo device in 6 young patients. Zentralbl Neurochir. 1988;49(1):37-41.

92. Ciappetta P, Domenicucci M, Raco A. Spinal meningiomas: prognosis and recovery factors in 22 cases with severe motor deficits. Acta Neurol Scand. 1988 Jan;77(1):27-30.

93. Raco A, Ciappetta P, Mariottini A. Lumbosacral lipoma causing tethering of the conus: case report. Ital J Neurol Sci. 1987 Feb;8(1):59-62.

94. Cantore G, Ciappetta P, Raco A, Lunardi P. Orbital schwannomas: report of nine cases and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 1986 Oct;19(4):583-8.

95. Cantore G, Ciappetta P, Delfini R, Raco A. Meningiomas of the posterior cranial fossa without dural attachment. Surg Neurol. 1986 Feb;25(2):127-30.

96. Cantore GP, Ciapetta P, Delfini R, Raco A. Fibular graft in anterior surgery of cervical spondyloarthrosis myelopathy. Zentralbl Neurochir. 1986;47(2):111-5.

97. Ciapetta P, Raco A. Intrasacral ependymoma. Report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Zentralbl Neurochir. 1984;45(4):326-8.