Head and Neck

A.Y. 2019/2020
7
Max ECTS
92
Overall hours
SSD
MED/28 MED/29 MED/30 MED/31 MED/32
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is aimed to provide an overview of the anatomy and physio-pathology of the head and neck region and to provide essential information on the main otorinolaryngologic, ophthalmic, dental, audiologic and maxilla-facial diseases and on their diagnosis and treatment.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should be able to identify the clinical manifestations and to handle key elements of diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of the main otorhinolaryngologic, ophthalmic, dental, audiologic and maxilla-facial diseases.
Course syllabus and organization

Linea: Policlinico

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
To understand the topics explained during frontal teaching, a series of basic knowledge is required.
Preliminary scientific knowledge corresponds to the notions of the first three teaching years of medicine and surgery.
Assessement methods and criteria
The learning assessment methods for students are based on written tests.
The written test consists of several questions.
The student will answer the questionnaire with only one indication among four types of answers.
Otorinolaringoiatria
Course syllabus
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the nose and the maxillofacial district;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the neck and the major salivary gland;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the upper airways (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx) and the nasopharyngeal-ototubaric district;
Diagnostic and therapeutic management of ENT emergencies
Teaching methods
The lessons include classroom-taught lessons, discussion of clinical cases, practical demonstration
Bibliography
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Università 2012
Audiologia
Course syllabus
Elements of ear anatomy and plasticity of the central auditory pathways
- Acoustic physics and physiology of the ear and of central audiovestibular pathways
- Fundamentals of audiometric techniques
- Pediatric audiology and otology
- Audiological screening
- Deafness: predisposing factoris, diagnosis and therapy
- Pathologies of the external, middle and internal ear
- Sudden Sensorineural hearing loss
- Neuroma of the acoustic nerve
- Cholesteatoma
- Ootosclerosis
- Tinnitus
- Otosurgery
- The cochlear implant
- Hearing aids
- Vestibular disorders
- Vestibular diagnostic tecniques
Teaching methods
The otological disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
Testi consigliati:
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Univesità 2012
Malattie odontostomatologiche
Course syllabus
- Introduction to the course - oral anatomy; maxillary and mandibular anatomy; anatomy and functions of the temporomandibular joint; the salivary glands.- Histology of the oral mucosa;- dental tissue disorders;- Dental pulp diseases - Periodontal tissue disorders;- Dental semeiology- Stomatological semeiology- Soft tissue disorders;- Oral mucosa disorders.
Cranio facial malformations: Lip and palate clefts - Facial clefts - Craniostenosis and craniofaciostenosis (general principles, plagiocephaly, trigonocephaly, scaphocephaly, brachycephaly, S. of Appert, S. of Crouzon etc.) - Latero-facial microsomies
Cranio-maxillofacial traumatology: general principles, pathogenesis, diagnostic aspects and treatment notes: Management of the traumatized patient and emergencies in facial traumatology - Soft tissue traumatology (wound healing, lesions of the glandular ducts etc.) - Traumatology of the facial skeleton (mandibular fractures, maxillary fractures, nose fractures, zygomatic fractures, orbital fractures, craniofacial fractures, complex fractures)
Teaching methods
The oral and dental disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
Giuseppe Ficarra
Manuale di Patologia e medicina Orale
Ed. Mc Graw Hill
JA Regezi JJ Sciuba RCK Jordan
Patologia orale. Correlazioni Clinico Patologiche.
Ed. Delfino Editore.
Chirurgia maxillofacciale
Course syllabus
Growth anomalies of the maxilla and the mandible: Etiopathogenesis of maxillary and mandibuar deformities - Physical examination in orthognathic surgery (facial examination, occlusal examination, teleradiographic and cephalometric examination) - Treatment planning and role of pre and post surgical orthodontic therapy - Classification and treatment of maxilary and mandibular deformities - Dento-facial asymmetries
Surgical pathology of the temporomandibular joint. Diagnostic aspects and elements of therapy: Temporomandibular disorders - Arthrosis and arthritis - Ankylosis - condylar fractures - malformations - Tumors
Salivary gland surgery pathology: diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities - Obstructive disorders (cyst from mucous retention, sialolithiasis etc.) - Salivary localized infectious or systemic diseases (Tbc, cat scratch disease, Sjogren syndrome) -Tumors (classification, clinical, instrumental and microscopic diagnostic principles and therapy)
Oro-maxillofacial cystic lesions: diagnostic and treatment aspects: Definition and classification of cystic lesions - Bone cysts (odontogenic, non-odontogenic and pseudocyst) - Soft tissue cysts (of the thyroglossal duct, dermoids, brachials etc.)
Benign oro-maxillofacial tumors: diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities - Classification of benign tumors - Odontogenic and non-odontogenic benign bone tumors (clinical, radiographic and microscopic pictures) - Benign soft tissue tumors (clinical and instrumental pictures)
Malignant oro-maxillofacial tumors: Carcinoma of the oral cavity (epidemiology, risk factors, biology, clinical features , staging, treatment and prognosis) - Nose-ethmoid-maxillary tumors and main sarcomas of the extreme cephalic - Skin tumors (classification, risk factors, biology, clinical features, staging, treatment)
Maxillofacial reconstructive surgery: General principles (surgical problems, classification and biology of grafts, flaps and microvascular flaps) - Reconstructive modalities of the facial skeleton (jaw, upper jaw, etc) - Reconstructive modalities of soft tissues (skin, lips, oral floor etc.) - CAD CAM customized recostruction of the facia skeleton
Inflammatory pathologies of oro-maxillofacial hard and soft tissues: microbiology, clinic and treatment principles - Abscesses and odontogenic phlegmons - Osteitis and osteomyelitis - sinusitis - Necrotizing fasciitis
Surgery of the trigeminal and facial nerves: Classification of nerve injuries - Injury of the trigeminal nerve and of the facial nerve: diagnostic features and therapy modalities - Exophthalmos surgery - Classification of exophthalmos - Clinical problems in Graves-Basedow orbitopathy - Exophthalmos surgery: history, technique, indications and results
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons with illustration of very many clinical cases supported by visual and audiovisual media. Discussion of clinical cases. At the specific request of the student Professional training activities on the patient in the Department or in the operating room.
Bibliography
R. Brusati, M. Chiapasco
Elementi di Chirurgia Oro-Maxillo-Facciale
Edizione Masson, Milano 1999
AAVV Trattato di patologia chirurgica maxillo-facciale della Società Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale, minerva medica
Malattie apparato visivo
Course syllabus
Refraction - Cornea and ocular surface - Cataracts and diseses lens related - Hereditary ocular diseases - Ocular trauma - Ocular tumors - Basic neurophthalmology - Systemic diseases and eye - Glaucoma - Medical and surgical retina - Ocular annexes and strabismus - Uveitis
Teaching methods
Frontal teaching and case reports. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
- N. Orzalesi "Oftalmologia", Antonio Delfino Editore
- Dispense fornite dal docente nel corso delle lezioni
Audiologia
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Ambrosetti Umberto
Chirurgia maxillofacciale
MED/29 - MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Gianni' Aldo
Malattie apparato visivo
MED/30 - OPHTHALMOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Viola Francesco
Malattie odontostomatologiche
MED/28 - ORAL DISEASES AND DENTISTRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Spadari Francesco
Otorinolaringoiatria
MED/31 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours

Linea: San Donato

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
To understand the topics explained during frontal teaching, a series of basic knowledge is required.
Preliminary scientific knowledge corresponds to the notions of the first three teaching years of medicine and surgery.
Assessement methods and criteria
The learning assessment methods for students are based on written tests.
The written test consists of several questions.
The student will answer the questionnaire with only one indication among four types of answers.
Otorinolaringoiatria
Course syllabus
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the nose and the maxillofacial district;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the neck and the major salivary gland;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the upper airways (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx) and the nasopharyngeal-ototubaric district;
Diagnostic and therapeutic management of ENT emergencies
Teaching methods
The lessons include classroom-taught lessons, discussion of clinical cases, practical demonstration
Bibliography
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Università 2012
Audiologia
Course syllabus
Elements of ear anatomy and plasticity of the central auditory pathways
- Acoustic physics and physiology of the ear and of central audiovestibular pathways
- Fundamentals of audiometric techniques
- Pediatric audiology and otology
- Audiological screening
- Deafness: predisposing factoris, diagnosis and therapy
- Pathologies of the external, middle and internal ear
- Sudden Sensorineural hearing loss
- Neuroma of the acoustic nerve
- Cholesteatoma
- Ootosclerosis
- Tinnitus
- Otosurgery
- The cochlear implant
- Hearing aids
- Vestibular disorders
- Vestibular diagnostic tecniques
Teaching methods
The otological disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
Testi consigliati:
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Univesità 2012
Malattie odontostomatologiche
Course syllabus
- Introduction to the course - oral anatomy; maxillary and mandibular anatomy; anatomy and functions of the temporomandibular joint; the salivary glands.- Histology of the oral mucosa;- dental tissue disorders;- Dental pulp diseases - Periodontal tissue disorders;- Dental semeiology- Stomatological semeiology- Soft tissue disorders;- Oral mucosa disorders.
Cranio facial malformations: Lip and palate clefts - Facial clefts - Craniostenosis and craniofaciostenosis (general principles, plagiocephaly, trigonocephaly, scaphocephaly, brachycephaly, S. of Appert, S. of Crouzon etc.) - Latero-facial microsomies
Cranio-maxillofacial traumatology: general principles, pathogenesis, diagnostic aspects and treatment notes: Management of the traumatized patient and emergencies in facial traumatology - Soft tissue traumatology (wound healing, lesions of the glandular ducts etc.) - Traumatology of the facial skeleton (mandibular fractures, maxillary fractures, nose fractures, zygomatic fractures, orbital fractures, craniofacial fractures, complex fractures)
Teaching methods
The oral and dental disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
Giuseppe Ficarra
Manuale di Patologia e medicina Orale
Ed. Mc Graw Hill
JA Regezi JJ Sciuba RCK Jordan
Patologia orale. Correlazioni Clinico Patologiche.
Ed. Delfino Editore.
Chirurgia maxillofacciale
Course syllabus
Growth anomalies of the maxilla and the mandible: Etiopathogenesis of maxillary and mandibuar deformities - Physical examination in orthognathic surgery (facial examination, occlusal examination, teleradiographic and cephalometric examination) - Treatment planning and role of pre and post surgical orthodontic therapy - Classification and treatment of maxilary and mandibular deformities - Dento-facial asymmetries
Surgical pathology of the temporomandibular joint. Diagnostic aspects and elements of therapy: Temporomandibular disorders - Arthrosis and arthritis - Ankylosis - condylar fractures - malformations - Tumors
Salivary gland surgery pathology: diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities - Obstructive disorders (cyst from mucous retention, sialolithiasis etc.) - Salivary localized infectious or systemic diseases (Tbc, cat scratch disease, Sjogren syndrome) -Tumors (classification, clinical, instrumental and microscopic diagnostic principles and therapy)
Oro-maxillofacial cystic lesions: diagnostic and treatment aspects: Definition and classification of cystic lesions - Bone cysts (odontogenic, non-odontogenic and pseudocyst) - Soft tissue cysts (of the thyroglossal duct, dermoids, brachials etc.)
Benign oro-maxillofacial tumors: diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities - Classification of benign tumors - Odontogenic and non-odontogenic benign bone tumors (clinical, radiographic and microscopic pictures) - Benign soft tissue tumors (clinical and instrumental pictures)
Malignant oro-maxillofacial tumors: Carcinoma of the oral cavity (epidemiology, risk factors, biology, clinical features , staging, treatment and prognosis) - Nose-ethmoid-maxillary tumors and main sarcomas of the extreme cephalic - Skin tumors (classification, risk factors, biology, clinical features, staging, treatment)
Maxillofacial reconstructive surgery: General principles (surgical problems, classification and biology of grafts, flaps and microvascular flaps) - Reconstructive modalities of the facial skeleton (jaw, upper jaw, etc) - Reconstructive modalities of soft tissues (skin, lips, oral floor etc.) - CAD CAM customized recostruction of the facia skeleton
Inflammatory pathologies of oro-maxillofacial hard and soft tissues: microbiology, clinic and treatment principles - Abscesses and odontogenic phlegmons - Osteitis and osteomyelitis - sinusitis - Necrotizing fasciitis
Surgery of the trigeminal and facial nerves: Classification of nerve injuries - Injury of the trigeminal nerve and of the facial nerve: diagnostic features and therapy modalities - Exophthalmos surgery - Classification of exophthalmos - Clinical problems in Graves-Basedow orbitopathy - Exophthalmos surgery: history, technique, indications and results.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons with illustration of very many clinical cases supported by visual and audiovisual media. Discussion of clinical cases. At the specific request of the student Professional training activities on the patient in the Department or in the operating room.
Bibliography
R. Brusati, M. Chiapasco
Elementi di Chirurgia Oro-Maxillo-Facciale
Edizione Masson, Milano 1999
AAVV Trattato di patologia chirurgica maxillo-facciale della Società Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale, minerva medica
Malattie apparato visivo
Course syllabus
Refraction - Cornea and ocular surface - Cataracts and diseses lens related - Hereditary ocular diseases - Ocular trauma - Ocular tumors - Basic neurophthalmology - Systemic diseases and eye - Glaucoma - Medical and surgical retina - Ocular annexes and strabismus - Uveitis
Teaching methods
Frontal teaching and case reports. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
- N. Orzalesi "Oftalmologia", Antonio Delfino Editore
- Dispense fornite dal docente nel corso delle lezioni
Audiologia
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Chirurgia maxillofacciale
MED/29 - MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Gianni' Aldo
Malattie apparato visivo
MED/30 - OPHTHALMOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Villani Edoardo
Malattie odontostomatologiche
MED/28 - ORAL DISEASES AND DENTISTRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Otorinolaringoiatria
MED/31 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Capaccio Pasquale

Linea: San Giuseppe

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
To understand the topics explained during frontal teaching, a series of basic knowledge is required.
Preliminary scientific knowledge corresponds to the notions of the first three teaching years of medicine and surgery.
Assessement methods and criteria
The learning assessment methods for students are based on written tests.
The written test consists of several questions.
The student will answer the questionnaire with only one indication among four types of answers.
Otorinolaringoiatria
Course syllabus
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the nose and the maxillofacial district;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the neck and the major salivary gland;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the upper airways (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx) and the nasopharyngeal-ototubaric district;
Diagnostic and therapeutic management of ENT emergencies
Teaching methods
The lessons include classroom-taught lessons, discussion of clinical cases, practical demonstration
Bibliography
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Università 2012
Audiologia
Course syllabus
Elements of ear anatomy and plasticity of the central auditory pathways
- Acoustic physics and physiology of the ear and of central audiovestibular pathways
- Fundamentals of audiometric techniques
- Pediatric audiology and otology
- Audiological screening
- Deafness: predisposing factoris, diagnosis and therapy
- Pathologies of the external, middle and internal ear
- Sudden Sensorineural hearing loss
- Neuroma of the acoustic nerve
- Cholesteatoma
- Ootosclerosis
- Tinnitus
- Otosurgery
- The cochlear implant
- Hearing aids
- Vestibular disorders
- Vestibular diagnostic tecniques
Teaching methods
The otological disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
Testi consigliati:
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Univesità 2012
Malattie odontostomatologiche
Course syllabus
- Introduction to the course - oral anatomy; maxillary and mandibular anatomy; anatomy and functions of the temporomandibular joint; the salivary glands.- Histology of the oral mucosa;- dental tissue disorders;- Dental pulp diseases - Periodontal tissue disorders;- Dental semeiology- Stomatological semeiology- Soft tissue disorders;- Oral mucosa disorders.
Cranio facial malformations: Lip and palate clefts - Facial clefts - Craniostenosis and craniofaciostenosis (general principles, plagiocephaly, trigonocephaly, scaphocephaly, brachycephaly, S. of Appert, S. of Crouzon etc.) - Latero-facial microsomies
Cranio-maxillofacial traumatology: general principles, pathogenesis, diagnostic aspects and treatment notes: Management of the traumatized patient and emergencies in facial traumatology - Soft tissue traumatology (wound healing, lesions of the glandular ducts etc.) - Traumatology of the facial skeleton (mandibular fractures, maxillary fractures, nose fractures, zygomatic fractures, orbital fractures, craniofacial fractures, complex fractures)
Teaching methods
The oral and dental disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
Giuseppe Ficarra
Manuale di Patologia e medicina Orale
Ed. Mc Graw Hill
JA Regezi JJ Sciuba RCK Jordan
Patologia orale. Correlazioni Clinico Patologiche.
Ed. Delfino Editore.
Chirurgia maxillofacciale
Course syllabus
Growth anomalies of the maxilla and the mandible: Etiopathogenesis of maxillary and mandibuar deformities - Physical examination in orthognathic surgery (facial examination, occlusal examination, teleradiographic and cephalometric examination) - Treatment planning and role of pre and post surgical orthodontic therapy - Classification and treatment of maxilary and mandibular deformities - Dento-facial asymmetries
Surgical pathology of the temporomandibular joint. Diagnostic aspects and elements of therapy: Temporomandibular disorders - Arthrosis and arthritis - Ankylosis - condylar fractures - malformations - Tumors
Salivary gland surgery pathology: diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities - Obstructive disorders (cyst from mucous retention, sialolithiasis etc.) - Salivary localized infectious or systemic diseases (Tbc, cat scratch disease, Sjogren syndrome) -Tumors (classification, clinical, instrumental and microscopic diagnostic principles and therapy)
Oro-maxillofacial cystic lesions: diagnostic and treatment aspects: Definition and classification of cystic lesions - Bone cysts (odontogenic, non-odontogenic and pseudocyst) - Soft tissue cysts (of the thyroglossal duct, dermoids, brachials etc.)
Benign oro-maxillofacial tumors: diagnostic aspects and treatment modalities - Classification of benign tumors - Odontogenic and non-odontogenic benign bone tumors (clinical, radiographic and microscopic pictures) - Benign soft tissue tumors (clinical and instrumental pictures)
Malignant oro-maxillofacial tumors: Carcinoma of the oral cavity (epidemiology, risk factors, biology, clinical features , staging, treatment and prognosis) - Nose-ethmoid-maxillary tumors and main sarcomas of the extreme cephalic - Skin tumors (classification, risk factors, biology, clinical features, staging, treatment)
Maxillofacial reconstructive surgery: General principles (surgical problems, classification and biology of grafts, flaps and microvascular flaps) - Reconstructive modalities of the facial skeleton (jaw, upper jaw, etc) - Reconstructive modalities of soft tissues (skin, lips, oral floor etc.) - CAD CAM customized recostruction of the facia skeleton
Inflammatory pathologies of oro-maxillofacial hard and soft tissues: microbiology, clinic and treatment principles - Abscesses and odontogenic phlegmons - Osteitis and osteomyelitis - sinusitis - Necrotizing fasciitis
Surgery of the trigeminal and facial nerves: Classification of nerve injuries - Injury of the trigeminal nerve and of the facial nerve: diagnostic features and therapy modalities - Exophthalmos surgery - Classification of exophthalmos - Clinical problems in Graves-Basedow orbitopathy - Exophthalmos surgery: history, technique, indications and results
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons with illustration of very many clinical cases supported by visual and audiovisual media. Discussion of clinical cases. At the specific request of the student Professional training activities on the patient in the Department or in the operating room.
Bibliography
R. Brusati, M. Chiapasco
Elementi di Chirurgia Oro-Maxillo-Facciale
Edizione Masson, Milano 1999
AAVV Trattato di patologia chirurgica maxillo-facciale della Società Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale, minerva medica
Malattie apparato visivo
Course syllabus
Refraction - Cornea and ocular surface - Cataracts and diseses lens related - Hereditary ocular diseases - Ocular trauma - Ocular tumors - Basic neurophthalmology - Systemic diseases and eye - Glaucoma - Medical and surgical retina - Ocular annexes and strabismus - Uveitis
Teaching methods
Frontal teaching and case reports. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Bibliography
- N. Orzalesi "Oftalmologia", Antonio Delfino Editore
- Dispense fornite dal docente nel corso delle lezioni
Audiologia
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Barozzi Stefania
Chirurgia maxillofacciale
MED/29 - MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Gianni' Aldo
Malattie apparato visivo
MED/30 - OPHTHALMOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Nucci Paolo
Malattie odontostomatologiche
MED/28 - ORAL DISEASES AND DENTISTRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Spadari Francesco
Otorinolaringoiatria
MED/31 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours