Davide Di Santo


Dr. Davide Di Santo is an otolaryngologist in the ENT Department at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele under the supervision of Professor Mario Bussi.

After graduating in 2012 from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University of Milan, he specialized in otolaryngology in 2018 at the same university. The doctor also conducts internships abroad in Belgium and Taiwan to improve knowledge in the field of oncological and reconstructive surgery in the head and neck.

From a clinical point of view, Dr. Di Santo deals in general with all pathologies, including children's, related to the field of otorhinolaryngology, i.e. pathologies of the nose and paranasal sinuses, ears and hearing, balance, thyroid gland. In addition, special attention is paid to: benign and malignant tumor pathology of the head and neck, reconstructive techniques of the head and neck, pathology of the salivary glands and sleep and swallowing disorders.

From a research point of view, the doctor conducts clinical research in the field of oncological pathology of the head and neck and tumors of the salivary glands.

He is the author and co-author of 14 publications in national and international scientific journals and book chapters. Its Hirsch index is 4. Permanent participant of national and international congresses.

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Latest publications

Fine needle aspiration cytology for parotid neoplasms: risk of malignancy through inconclusive results and lower grade tumors.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Nov 19.
Galli A, Tulli M, Giordano L, Biafora M, Di Santo D, Bondi S, Piccioni LO, Bussi M.
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Voice prosthesis rehabilitation after total laryngectomy: are satisfaction and quality of life maintained over time?
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2019 Jun;39(3):162-168.
Galli A, Giordano L, Biafora M, Tulli M, Di Santo D, Bussi M.
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Radial vs ulnar forearm flap: a preliminary study of donor site morbidity.
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2019 Oct;39(5):322-328
Bertino G, Lepenne Y, Tinelli C, Giordano L, Cacciola S, Di Santo D, Occhini A, Benazzo M, Bussi M.
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Long-term Swallowing Function, Pulmonary Complications, and Quality of Life after Supracricoid Laryngectomy.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Aug;161(2):307-314
Di Santo D, Bondi S, Giordano L, Galli A, Tulli M, Ramella B, Bussi M.
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The Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap (SCAIF) in head and neck reconstruction: an Italian multi-institutional experience.
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2018 Dec;38(6):497- 503.
Giordano L, Di Santo D, Bondi S, Marchi F, Occhini A, Bertino G, Grammatica A, Parrinello G, Peretti G, Benazzo M, Nicolai P, Bussi M.
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The importance of clinical history in suspected otosclerosis: a case report.
Hearing, Balance and Communication (2018), 16:2, 126-129.
Tulli M, Gatti O, Galli A, Ferraro M, Di Santo D, Piccioni LO.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Laryngeal Schwannoma: A Systematic Review
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Feb;158(2):222-231
Tulli M, Bondi S, Smart CE, Giordano L, Trimarchi M, Galli A, Di Santo D, Biafora M, Bussi M.
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Columella reconstruction with an inferiorly-based philtral advancement flap in a cocaine abuser.
Indian J Plast Surg. 2017 Jan-Apr;50(1):96-99.
Di Santo D, Trimarchi M, Galli A, Bussi M.
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Rupture of the extracranial carotid artery caused by misdiagnosed infected pseudoaneurysm during deep cervical abscess drainage: A case report.
Auris Nasus Larynx. 2017 Jun;44(3):355-358.
Di Santo D, Giordano L, Bertazzoni G, Galli A, Tulli M, Bussi M.
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Open partial horizontal laryngectomies: is it time to adopt a modular form of consent for the intervention?
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2016 Oct;36(5):403-407.
Giordano L, Di Santo D, Crosetti E, Bertolin A, Rizzotto G, Succo G, Bussi M.
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Oncological and complication assessment of CO2 laser-assisted endoscopic surg.ery for T1-T2 glottic tumours: clinical experience
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2016 Jun;36(3):167-73
Galli A, Giordano L, Sarandria D, Di Santo D, Bussi M.
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Supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF): a rising opportunity for head and neck reconstruction.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec;273(12):4403-4412
Giordano L, Di Santo D, Occhini A, Galli A, Bertino G, Benazzo M, Bussi M.
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