Michele Cassano, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Foggia
Foggia, Italy

Biography

EDUCATION

• (1995-2001) MD, Medicine (summa cum laude) University of Bari, Italy
• (2002-2005) Resident (summa cum laude) of Otolaryngology-University of Bari, Italy
• (2002) Master in Rhinology-University of Bari, Italy
• (2013) Master for expertise in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome-Bertinoro, Italy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

• (October 2003-October 2004) Fellow of Felippu Institute of Otorhynolaringology-São Paolo, Brazil
• (15-17 December 2005) Professor in XVIII Master of nasal cytology-Cioccaro di Penango (AS), Italy
• (6-15 February 2006) Stage of Sleep Respiratory Disturbances in Morgagni-Pietrantoni Hospital of Forlì, Italy
• (16 August al 16 September 2006) Stage of Facial Plastic Surgery-Hospital das Clinicas-University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
• (3-18 June 2010) Stage of Ear Surgery in Garzia Ibanez Institute-Barcellona, Spain
• (2004-2015) Professor in Annual Course of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery-Garzia Ibanez Institute-Barcellona, Spain
• His surgical field goes from Endoscopic sinus surgery to skull base surgery, Sleep apnea surgery, and middle ear surgery with more than 3000 surgeries as first operator

UNIVERSITY TEACHING ACTIVITY

• (2006-Present) Professor of Otolaryngology in School of Medicine, logopedics and Nursing-University of Foggia, Italy
• (2006-Present) Professor of Otolaryngology in Residence School of Otolaryngology-University of Bari, Italy
• (2006-2011) Professor of Otolaryngology in Residence School of Otolaryngology-University of Foggia, Italy

Research Interest

His scientific research is focused on the field of diagnosis and treatment of naso-sinusal pathologies with interesting studies about nasal cytology and diagnosis/treatment of rhinopaties. Another interesting field of studies regards the sleep respiratory disturbances with multidisciplinar studies with pulmonologists, pediatrics and odontostomatologist.

Scientific Activities

MEMBERSHIPS

• (22-25 June 2005) Member of Scientific Secretary of XVIII IFOS World Congress, Rome
• (9-11 November 2006) Member of Scientific Secretary VI National Congress of Italian Association of Audiovestibology and Phoniatrics, Salsomaggiore terme, Italy
• (November 2012) Scientific Director of Endoscopic Sinus surgery Course- Endopuglia Foggia, Italy
• Member of Italian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
• Member of Brazilian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
• (March 2006-Present) Aggregate Professor of Otolaryngology-University of Foggia, Italy
• Member of ENT and Maxillo-Facial Surgery of Italian Association of Sleep Medicine
• (April 2006-Present) Physician in Otolaryngology Department of the University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia

Publications

1. Cassano P, Gelardi M, Cassano M. Up-to-date on sinusitis in childhood. Pneumologia Pediatrica. 2002; 7: 5-11.
2. Cassano P, Gelardi M, Ricco R, Cimmino A, Cassano M. Changes in cells of immunophlogosis in rhinopathy chronic depending on the treatment with anti-histamines and topical corticosteroids. Gior It Allergol Immunol Clin. 2002; 12: 94-100.
3. Gelardi M, Cassano P, Cassano M, Fiorella ML. Nasal citology: Description of a Hyperchromatic supranuclear stria as a possibile marker for the anatomical and functional integrità of the ciliated cell. Am J Rhinol. 2003; 17: 263-268.
4. Cassano P, De Candia N, Cassano M , Fiorella ML, Ettorre G. Perilymphatic Gusher in stapedectomy: demonstration of a fistola of internal auditory canal. Acta Otorhinolaringol Ital. 2003; 23: 116-119.
5. Cassano P, Gelardi M, Fiorella ML, Cassano M. New insight in the treatment of nasal allergy. Arquivos de Otorrinolaringologia. 2003; 8(1): 32-41.
6. Barbieri M, Salami A, Mora F, et al. High frequency surgery in turbinate hypertrophy: 11 years experience. ACTA Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2003; 23: 436-439.
7. Cassano P, Resta L, Cassano M, Gelardi M, Fiorella ML. Ossifyng fibroma of the temporal bone associated with a cholesteatoma: a case report. Rivista Italiana di Otorinolaringoiatria Audiologia e Foniatria. 2003; 23: 109-112.
8. Cassano P, Gelardi M, Cassano M, Fiorella ML, Fiorella R. Adenoid tissue rhinopharyngeal obstruction grading based on fiberendoscopic findings: a novel approach to therapeutic management. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2003; 67: 1303-1309. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2003.07.018
9. Gelardi M, Fiorella ML, Cassano M. Rhinosinusitis: regimentation clinical diagnostic. Italian Journal of Diseases of the Chest. 2003; (Suppl 4): 3-14.
10. Fiorella R, Fiorella ML, Di Nicola V, Cassano M. Bacterial resistance and pharmacovigilance. New frontiers of antibiotic therapy in ENT. 2003.
11. Quaranta N, Fiorella ML, Berardi P, Cassano M. The role of antibiotic therapy in otologic surgery and otoneurologica. New Frontiers of antibiotic therapy in ENT. 2003.
12. Cassano P, Vega Fernandez S, De Candia N, Cassano M, Fiorella ML. Ototoxicity therapeutic in labyrinthine vertigo. New Frontiers of antibiotic therapy in ENT. 2003 .
13. Cassano P, Vega Fernandez S, De Candia N, Cassano M, Fiorella ML. Ototoxicity antibiotics in the topical treatment of otitis media and the after-effects of interventions otologic. New Frontiers of antibiotic therapy in ENT. 2003.
14. Fiorella ML, Gelardi M, Cassano M, Luperto P, Di Nicola V, Quaranta N. Antibiotic treatment of pharyngotonsillitis. In: New Frontiers of antibiotic therapy in ENT. 2003.
15. Di Nicola V, Fiorella ML, Luperto P, Cassano M, Fiorella R. Associations chemoantibiotics. New Frontiers of antibiotic therapy in ENT. 2003.
16. Cassano P, Cassano M, Fiorella ML. The gastroesophageal reflux: definition and classification. In: The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 12-19.
17. Di Nicola V, Fiorella ML, Luperto P, Cassano M. Notes Pathophysiology and etiology. The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 20-25.
18. Fiorella ML, Luperto P, Di Nicola V, Cassano M. Pathology pharyngeal-laryngeal reflux. The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 46-50.
19. Gelardi M, Resta L, Cassano M, Fiorella ML, Cassano P. Pathological changes in the district ENT secondary to gastroesophageal reflux in children. The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 59-62.
20. Francavilla R, Fiorella ML, Polignano M, et al. Experience of the research team of the University of Bari.) Material and methods. The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 73-74.
21. Francavilla R, Polignano M, Fiorella ML, et al. Experience of the research team of the University of Bari. B) results. In: The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 75-81.
22. Fiorella R, Francavilla R, Fiorella ML, et al. Experience of the research team of the University of Bari. C) Discussion and Conclusion. In: The ENT gastroesophageal reflux disease in children. Orl Ped. 2003; 13(14): 82-90.
23. Gelardi M, Fiorella ML, Cassano M. Clinical diagnosis of rhinosinusitis and management of the patient in the clinic. Otorhinolaryngology. 2004; (Suppl 1) : 1-12.
24. Cassano P, Cassano M. Snoring in children. In: Di Benedetto M, ed. In chronic roncopatia. 2004.
25. Cassano P, Cassano M, Quaranta N, Fiorella ML, Tomaiuolo M. Underlay miringoplasty in difficult perforations. International proceedings of EUFOS. 2004.
26. Cassano P, Fiorella ML, Cassano M, Luperto P, Fiorella R. Precocious nasal polyposis in pediatric age. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol. 2004; 68: 721.
27. Fiorella ML, Cassano P, Luperto P, Cassano M, Gelardi M, Fiorella R. Laryngo-pharyngeal reflux in children: clinical evidences and diagnosis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2004; 68: 724.
28. Mora F, Mora R, Cassano M. Diagnostic methods and instrumental. Diseases of the tonsils and their treatment. In: Limiti. Roma E, Ed. 2004.
29. Mora F, Cordone MP, Mora R, Cassano M, Barbieri M. The high-frequency surgery in the treatment of hypertrophy of the turbinates: 14 years of experience. Minerva Chirurgica. 2004; 59(2): 138.
30. Gelardi M, Cassano M, Fiorella ML. Diagnostic strategy of rhinitis: Proposal of an algorithm. News allergy. 2004. 23(2-3): 81-82.
31. Cassano M, Cassano P, Mappa L, Gelardi M, Farràs AC, Fiorella ML. Rhino-bronchial syndrome in children: Pathogenic correlations and clinical-experimental aspects. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006; 70(3): 507-513.
32. Cassano P, Cassano M, Farrás AC. Nasal hyperreactivity is a predisposing factor or sequelae of the common cold? Proceedings of XVIII IFOS World Congress.
33. Gelardi M, Tomaiuolo M, Cassano M, et al. Epstein-barr virus induced cellular changes in nasal mucosa. Virol J. 2006; 3: 6. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-3-6
34. Gelardi M, Maselli del Giudice A, Cariti F, et al. Acoustic pharyngometry: clinical and instrumental correlations in sleep disorders. Rev Bras Otorrino. 2007; 73(2): 257-265.
35. Cassano M, Castelante Farràs A, Cassano P. Local anesthesia in surgical practice ENT. D Ambrosio anesthesia locoregional.
36. Quaranta N, Cassano M, Quaranta A. Facial paralysis associated with cholesteatoma: a review of 13 cases. Otol Neurotol. 2007; 28(3): 405-407. doi: 10.1097/01.mao.0000265189.29969.c4
37. Quaranta N, Cassano M, Giudice AM, Quaranta A. A rare case of jugular foramen schwannoma arising from Jacobsons nerve. Acta Otolaryngol. 2007; 127(6): 667-672. doi: 10.1080/00016480600987834
38. Cassano M, Farras Castelante A, Mappa L, Cassano P. Role of the ENT specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of inhaled external bodies. Pneumologia Pediatrica. 2007; 7(28).
39. Cassano M, Maselli A, Mora F, Cassano P. Rhinobronchial syndrome: Pathogenesis and correlation with allergic rhinitis in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008; 72(7): 1053-1058. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2008.03.017
40. Passali D, Lauriello M, Passali GC, et al. Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of Salsomaggiore (Italy) thermal water in the treatment of rhinosinusal pathologies. Clin Ter. 2008; 159(3): 181-188.
41. Socher JA, Cassano M, Filheiro CA, Cassano P, Felippu A. Diagnosis and treatment of isolated sphenoid sinus disease: a review of 109 cases. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008; 128: 1004-1010. doi: 10.1080/00016480701793735.
42. Maffei G, Magaldi L, Cassano P, Cassano M, Cella A, Magaldi R. Reversible facial nerve palsy secondary to nasal continuous positive airway pressure. J Perinat Med. 2008; 36(6): 550-551. doi: 10.1515/JPM.2008.098.
43. CassanoM, Pennella A, Di Taranto F, Limosani P, Simone M. Cholesterol granuloma of the maxillary sinus in a young patient with associated neurosurgical pathology. Int J Ped Otorhinolaryngol Extra. 2009; 4(3): 129-133. doi: 10.1016/j.pedex.2008.10.001
44. Ciprandi G, Mora F, Cassano M, Gallina AM, Mora R. Visual analog scale (VAS) and nasal obstruction in persistent allergic rhinitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009; 141(4): 527-529. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2009.06.083.
45. Cassano M, Felippu A. Endoscopic treatment of cerebrospinal fluid leaks with the use of lower turbinate grafts: a retrospective review of 125 cases. Rhinology. 2009; 47(4): 362-381. doi: 10.4193/Rhin08.175.
46. Mora F, Cassano M, Mora R, Gallina AM, Ciprandi G. V.A.S. in the follow-up of turbinectomy. Rhinology. 2009; 47(4): 450-453. doi: 10.4193/Rhin09.006
47. Cassano M, Cassano P. Retraction pockets of pars tensa in pediatric patients: clinical evolution and treatment. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010; 74(2): 178-182.
48. Cassano M, Longo M, Fiocca-Matthews E, Del Giudice AM. Endoscopic intraoperative control of epistaxis in nasal surgery. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2010; 37(2): 178-184. doi: 10.1016/j.anl.2009.06.008.
49. Cassano M, Granieri C, Del Giudice AM, Mora F, Fiocca-Matthews E, Cassano P. Restoration of nasal cytology after endoscopic turbinoplasty versus laser-assisted turbinoplasty. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2010; 24(4): 310-314. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2010.24.3474.
50. Cassano P, Cassano M. Otitis media and immunological alterations of Waldeyers ring. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2011; 72: 164-169. doi: 10.1159/000324783
51. Cassano M, Cassano P, Ciprandi G. May nasal hyperreactivity be a sequela of recurrent common cold? J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2011; 25(2): 299-301.
52. Cassano M, Cassano P, Mora F, Ciprandi G. Nares patients have more respiratory infections than allergic subjects. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2011; 24(3): 813-815.
53. Cassano M, Cassano P. Epistaxis after partial middle turbinectomy: the role of sphenopalatine artery ligation. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012; 33(1): 116-120. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.04.007
54. Cassano M, Marioni G, Russo L, Cassano P. Sphenopalatine artery ligation with nerve resection in patients with vasomotor rhinitis and polyposis: a prospective, randomized, double-blind investigation. Acta Otolaryngol. 2012; 132(5): 525-532. doi: 10.3109/00016489.2011.648272
55. Cassano M, Russo L, Maselli Del Giudice A, Gelardi M. Cytologic alterations in nasal mucosa after sphenopalatine artery ligation in patients with vasomotor rhinitis. Am J Rhinol & Allergy. 2012; 26(1): 49-54. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3683
56. Cassano M. The grafts of the ear cartilage in nasal reconstruction primary – a case report. Topics of ACTA Otorinolaryngologica Italica. 2012; 6(2): 11-14.
57. Maselli Del Giudice A, Barbara M, Russo GM, Fiocca Matthews E, Cassano M. Cell-mediated non-allergic rhinitis in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012; 76(12): 1741-1745. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.08.013
58. Gamerra M, De Luca R, Pagano G, Merone M, Cassano M. The nose and sinus manometry: a bio-physical model applied to functional endoscopic sinus surgery. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2013; 27(4): 1021-1027.
59. Cassano M, Maselli Del Giudice A, Russo G, Russo L, Ciprandi G. The role of nasal cytology in the management of inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2013; 26(1): 207-215.
60. Cassano M, Di Taranto F, Russo GM, De Filippis C, Cassano P. Cytological alterations of nasal mucosa after nasal packing. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014; 35(3): 366-372. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2013.12.009
61. Cassano M. Endoscopic Repair of Nasal Septal Perforation with “Slide and Patch” Technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014; 151: 176-178. doi: 10.1177/0194599814528465
62. Ciavarella D, Sabato R, Battista G, et al. Effects of the association of nCPAP and Tongue positioner device in OSAS treatment: a case report. J Dent Sleep Med. 2014; 1: 21-23.
63. Maselli Del Giudice A, Cassano M, Barbara F, et al. The non-epithelial malignancies of the nose and paranasal sinuses. The non-epithelial malignancies of VADS. 32th Booklet monographic updating AOOI. 2014.
64. Magaldi L, Vitofrancesco G, Grilli G, et al. Mixtures of enteral nutrition and infusion pumps. The Power of the patient clinical ENT. 33th Booklet Monografico AOOI. 2014.
65. Magaldi L, Vitofrancesco G, Grilli G, et al. The mixtures for parenteral nutrition. The Power of the patient clinical ENT. 33th Booklet Monografico AOOI. 2014.