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Prof. Vincenzo Albanese

Specialista in neurochirurgia

Il Professore Vincenzo Albanese vanta un’esperienza di circa 30 anni in attività sia clinica che didattica, svolgendo attività continuativa Accademica per circa 24 anni come Direttore della clinica Neurochirurgica e della Scuola di Specializzazione in Neurochirurgia dell’Università di Catania.


Prof. Vincenzo Albanese

Il Professore Vincenzo ALBANESE ha svolto una lodevole attività scientifica pubblicata sulle principali riviste internazionali di Neuroscienze.
I suoi studi riguardano soprattutto la patologia neoplastica, vascolare e traumatica del sistema nervoso centrale e periferico, nonché la patologia degenerativa artrosica e discale della colonna vertebrale.

Pubblicazioni scientifiche

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Multilevel Anterior Cervical Oiskectomy and Fusion with Zero – Profile Devices: Analysis of Safety and Feasibility, with Focus on Sagittal Alignment and lmpact on Clinica! Outcome: Single – Institution Experience and Review of Literature. Albanese V, Certo F, Visocchi M, Barbagallo GMV. World Neurosurg. 2017 Oct; 106:724-735. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.06.051. Epub 2017 Jun 15. Review.


Portable lntraoperative Computed Tomography Scan in lmage­Guided Surgery for Brain High-grade Gliomas: Analysis of Technical Feasibility and lmpact on Extent of Tumor Resection. Barbagallo GMV, Palmucci S, Visocchi M, Paratore S, Attinà G, Sortino G, Albanese V, Certo F. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2016 Mar 1;12(1):19-30. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001112.


Role of intraoperative indocyanine green video-angiography to identify small, posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations mimicking cavernous angiomas. Technkal report and review of the literature on common features of these cerebral vascular malformations. Barbagallo GM, Certo F, Caltabiano R, Chiaramonte I, Albanese V, Visocchi M. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Nov;138:45-51. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2015.07.016. Epub 2015 Jul 26. Review.


A global perspective on the outcomes of surgical decompression in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy: results from the prospective multicenter AOSpine international study on 479 patients.  Fehlings MG, Ibrahim A, Tetreault l, Albanese V, Alvarado M, Arnold P, Barbagallo G, Bartels R, Bolger C, Defino H, Kale S, Massicotte E, Moraes O, Scerrati M, Tan G, Tanaka M, Toyone T, Yukawa Y, Zhou Q, Zileli M, Kopjar B. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 1;40(17):1322-8. doi: 10.1097 /BRS.0000000000000988. 


Long-term therapy with temozolomide is a feasible option for newly diagnosed glioblastoma: a single-institution experience with as many as 101 temozolomide cycles. Barbagallo GM, Paratore S, Caltabiano R, Palmucci S, Parra HS, Privitera G, Motta F, Lanzafame S, Scaglione G, Longo A, Albanese V, Certo F. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Dec;37(6):E4. doi: 10.3171/2014.9. FOCUS14502.


Multilevel mini-open TLIFs and percutaneous pedicle_screw fixation: description of a simple technical nuance used to increase intraoperative safety and improve workflow. Tips and tricks and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Certo F, Visocchi M, Sciacca G, Piccini M, Albanese V. Neurosurg Rev. 2015 Apr;38(2):343-54; discussion 354. doi: 10.1007/s10143-014-0589-8. Epub 2014 Nov 14. Review.


Lumbar intervertebral discal cyst: a rare cause of low back pain and radiculopathy. Case report and review of the current evidences on diagnosis and management. Certo F, Visocchi M, Borderi A, Pennisi C, Albanese V, Barbagallo GM. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2014 Oct;S(2):141-8. doi: 10.10SS/s- 0034-1387806.


Bilateral tubular minimally invasive surgery for low-dysplastic lumbosacral lytic spondylolisthesis (LDLLS): analysis of a series focusing on postoperative sagittal balance and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Piccini M, Alobaid A, AI-Mutair A, Albanese V, Certo F. Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23 Suppi 6:705-13. doi: 10.1007/s00586- 014-              3543-0. Epub 2014 Sep 17. Review.


Adult idiopatic occlusion of Monro foramina: intraoperative endoscopic reinterpretation of radiological data and review of the literature. Schonauer C, Johnson R, Chiriatti S, de Falco R, Albanese V, Tessitore E, Barbagallo GM. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;28(6):717-21. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2014.918580. Epub 2014 May 29. Review.


5-ALA fluoresc:ence-assisted surgery in pediatric brain tumors: report of three cases and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Certo F, Heiss K, Albanese V. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;28(6):750-4. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2014.913779. Epub 2014 May 5. Review.


An unsual symptomatic case of mediastinal myelolipoma treated by VATS approach. Migliore M, Calvo D, Criscione A, Caltabiano R, Platania N, Barbagallo G, Albanese V. Ann Ital Chir. 2014 Jan-Feb;85(1):85-7.


Lumbar Lateral lnterbody Fusion (LLIF): Comparative Effectiveness and Safety versus PLIF/TLIF and Predictive Factors Affecting LLIF Outcome. Barbagallo GM, Albanese V, Raich AL, Dettori JR, Sherry N, Balsano M. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2014 Apr;S(l):28-37. doi: 10.1055/s• 0034-1368670.


Differential patterns of NOTCH1-4 receptor expression are markers of glioma cell differentiation. Dell’albani P, Rodolico M, Pellitteri R, Tricarichi E, Torrisi SA, D’Antoni S, Zappia M, Albanese V, Caltabiano R, Platania N, Aronica E, Catania MV. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan;16(2):204-16. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/not168. Epub 2013 Dee 4.


Zero-P: a new zero-profile cage-plate device for single and multilevel ACDF. A single institution series with four years maximum follow-up and review of the literature on zero-profile devices. Barbagallo GM, Romano D, Certo F, Milone P, Albanese V. Eur Spine J. 2013 Nov;22 Suppl 6:S868-78. doi: 10.1007 /s00586- 013-3005-O. Epub 2013 Sep 24. Review.


Disappearance of degenerative, non-inflammatory, retro­odontoid pseudotumor following posterior C1-C2 fixation: case series and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Certo F, Visocchi M, Palmucci S, Sciacca G, Albanese V. Eur Spine J. 2013 Nov;22 Suppi 6:S879-88. doi: 10.1007/s00586- 013·3004-1. Epub 2013 Sep 19.


Subphrenic hematoma after thoracoscopic discectomy: description of a very rare adverse event and review of the literature on complications: case report. Barbagallo GM, Piccini M, Gasbarrini A, Milone P, Albanese V. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Oct;l9(4):436-44. doi: 10.3171/2013.7.SPINE13193. Epub 2013 Aug 9. Review.


Bilateral tubular minimally invasive approach for decompression • reduction and fixation in lumbosacral lythic spondylolisthesis. Barbagallo GM, Certo F, Sciacca G, Albanese V. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(2 Suppl):Video 9. doi: 10.3171/2013.V2.FOCUS13196.


Spinai neurofibromatosis with centrai nervous system involvement in a set of twin girls and a boy: further expansion of the phenotype. Ruggieri M, Polizzi A, Salpietro V, Incorpora G, Nicita F, Pavone P, Falsaperla R, Nucifora C, Granata F, Distefano A, Padua L, caltabiano R, Lanzafame S, Gabriele AL, Ortensi A, D’Orazi V, Panunzi A, Milone P, Mankad K, Platania N, Albanese V, Pavone V. Neuropediatrics. 2013 Oct;44(5):239-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0033- 1343350. Epub 2013 Jun 18. Review.


Percutaneous minimally invasive versus open spine surgery in the treatment of fractures of the thoracolumbar junction: a comparative effectiveness review. Barbagallo GM, Yoder E, Dettori JR, Albanese V. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 Aug;3(3):43-9. doi: 10.1055/s- 0032-1327809.


CT and MR Studies of Giant Dermoid Cyst Associated to Fat Dissemination at the Cortical and Cisternal Cerebral Spaces. D’Amore A, Borderi A, Chiaramente R, Conte G, Chiaramonte I, Albanese V. Case Rep Radiol 2013;2013:239258. doi: 10.1155/2013/239258. Epub 2013 Jan 16.


Natural history of neurofibromatosis type 2 with onset before the age of 1 year. Ruggieri M, Gabriele AL, Polizzi A, Salpietro V, Nicita F, Pavone P, Platania N, Milone P, Distefano A, Privitera G, Belfiore G, Granata F, Caltabiano R, Albanese V, Pavone L, Quanrone A. Neurogenetic.s. 2013 May;14(2):89-98. doi: 10.1007/s10048-013- 0354-0. Epub 2013 Feb 3. Review.


Heterotopic ossification in cervical disc arthroplasty: ls it clinically relevant? Barbagallo GM, Corbino LA, Olindo G, Albanese V. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2010 May;1{1):15-20. doi: 10.1055/s- 0028-1100888.


The “sandwich phenomenon”: a rare complication in adjacent, double-level X-stop surgery: report of three cases and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Corbino LA, Olindo G, Foti P, Albanese V, Signorelli F. Spine {Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 1;35(3):E96-100. doi: 10.1097/BRS.Ob013e3181c83820. Review.


Anatomie midline marking during cervical arthroplasty_with ProDisc-C: an alternative, simple, and reliable method: technical note. Barbagallo GM, Corbi􀃕o LA, Papavero L, Fritzsche E, Albanese V. J Spinai Disord Tech. 2009 Dec;22(8):6104, doi: 10.1097/BSD.Ob013e31819b0a6f.


Epidermal growth factor receptor overexpressed malignant fibrous histiocytoma associated with recurrent meningothelial meningioma. Caltabiano R, Parisi G, Albanese V, Lanzafame S. Neurol Med Chir {Tokyo). 2009 Nov;49(11):523-7.


High levels of connexin 43 mRNA in high grade astrocytomas. Study of 32 cases with in situ hybridization. Caltabiano R, Torrisi A, Condorelli O, Albanese V, lanzafame S. Acta Hìstochem. 2010 Nov;112(6):529-35. 10.1016/j.acthis.”2009.05.008. Epub 2009 Jul 14.


Analysis of complications in patients_treated with the X-Stop lnterspinous Process Decompression System: proposal for a novel anatomie scoring system for patient selection and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Olindo G, Corbino L, Albanese V. Neurosurgery. 2009 ·Jul;65(1}:111-19; discussion 119-20. doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000346254.07116.31. Review.


Early results and review of the literature of a novel hybrid surgical technigue combining cervical arthrodesis and disc arthroplasty for treating multilevel degenerative disc disease: opposite or complementary technigues? Barbagallo GM, Assietti R, Corbino L, Olindo G, Foti PV, Russo V, Albanese V. Eur Spine J. 2009 Jun;18 Suppi 1:29-39. doi: 10.1007 /s00586- 009-0978-9. Epub 2009 May 5.


Giant cell ependymoma of the cervical spinai cord: case report and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Caltabiano R, Parisi G, Albanese V, Lanzafame S. Eur Spine J. 2009 Jul;18 Suppi 2:186-90. doi: 10.1007/s00586-008-0789-4. Epub 2008 Sep 27. Review.


Smooth dissection of ligamentum flavum for lumbar microdiscectomy. Preliminary report of this personal technigue. Nicoletti GF, Platania N, Albanese V. Surg Neurol. 2005 Sep;64(3):232-S; discussion 235-6.


Positioning on surgical tabte. Schonauer C, Bacchetti A, Barbagallo G, Albanese V, Moraci A. Eur Spine J. 2004 Oct;13 Suppl 1:S50-5. Epub 2004 Jun 22. Review.


The use of locai agents: bone wax, gelatin, collagen, oxidized cellulose. Schonauer C, Tessitore E, Barbagallo G, Albanese V, Moraci A. Eur Spine J. 2004 Oct;13 Suppi 1:S89-96. Epub 2004 Jun 22. Review.


Primary C1-2. Intradural, extramedullary meningeal sarcoma with glial fibrillary acidic protein-immunoreactive components: a spinai gliosarcoffia? Case report and review of the literature. Barbagallo GM, Lanzafame S, Nicol eG, Platania N, Albanese V. J Neurosurg. 2002 Mar;96(2 Suppl):230-5. Review.

Principali campi professionali

Svolge attività di consulenza medica nel campo della neurochirurgia e consulenza tecnica neurochirurgica, ai fini legali, in virtù di una trentennale esperienza clinica, di ricerca e di insegnamento neurochirurgica inambito universitario, dove è stato direttore di clinica, di scuola di specializzazione e di dipartimento.



Per 30 anni il Professor Vincenzo Albanese ha svolto attività continuativa Accademica, Clinica e Scientifica come Direttore della Clinica Neurochirurgica e della scuola di Specializzazione in Neurochirurgica dell’Università di Catania.


Il Professore Albanese possiede 30 anni di esperienza chirurgica individuale dedicata alla chirurgia dei tumori intracranici e dei tumori spinali intradurali e alle malformazioni vascolari del sistema nervoso.
La sua competenza nella microchirurgia vertebrale, riguarda in particolare la chirurgia della colonna vertebrale cervicale (ernia del disco intervertebrale e fenomeni artrosici), inoltre si è dedicato alla microchirurgia dei nervi periferici.


Per richiedere un consulto con il prof. Vincenzo Albanese, è possibile contattare le seguenti strutture, dedicate alle visite mediche ai seguenti recapiti.


Poliambulatorio MANIACE – Siracusa

Viale Scala Greca, 207 – 96100 Siracusa (SR) 
Tel: 0931.494463 – Fax: 0931.490945


Cellulare: 3381670643

Consulente specialista Neurochirurgo

Studio Medico – Catania

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 187 – 95127 Catania (CT) 
Tel: 095.381010

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Consulente Libero Professionista Neurochirurgo

Studio SCV – Locri (RC)

Corso Vittorio Emanuele – 89044 Locri (RC) 
Tel: 0964.389878

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