International Journal of Biological Engineering

International Journal of Biological Engineering is an international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publishing original scientific research in all fields of biological pharmacy. Original research work that contributes significantly to further the scientific knowledge in biological pharmacy will be appreciated.

Franco Bassetto

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Biological Engineering

Professor, Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive of Padua University Hospital, Italy

Research Areas

Plastic Surgery, Tissue Engeneering


2005School of Specialization in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2002Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive of Padua University Hospital


Member of the Council of Directors of the Italian Society of Hand Surgery

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Biological behaviour of the sebaceous carcinoma of the head F. Bassetto, R. Baraziol, M.C. Vicari Sottosanti, C. Scarpa, M.C. Montesco Dermatologic Surgery 2004 Mar, 30 (3):472-476, IF
[2]  Metabolic effects of liposuction-yes or no? L. Busetto, F. Bassetto, M.L. Nolli New England Journal of Medicine, 2004, Sep 23; 351 (13), pp 1354-1357, I.F. 47.050
[3]  Anatomical study of perforator arteries in the distally based radial forearm fasciosubcutaneous flap. C. Tiengo, V. Macchi, A. Porzionato, F. Bassetto, F. Mazzoleni, R. De Caro Clinical Anatomy, 2004 Nov, vol 17(8), pp 636-642, IF 1.084
[4]  Reconstruction of ablated rat rectus abdominis by muscle regeneration. V. Vindigni, F. Mazzoleni, K. Rossigni, M. Fabbian, M.E. Zanin, F. Bassetto, U Carraro Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004 Nov, 114(6):1509-15, IF 2.743
[5]  Primary hypotension, a controindication to free tissue transfer? B. Azzena, F. Bassetto, L. Sartore, C. Tiengo, A. Rampazzo, B. Bassiri Gharb Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2005 Mar 115 (3), 955-6, IF 2.743
[6]  Effect of liposuction on insulin resistance and vascular inflammatory markers in obese women. F. Bassetto, B. Bassiri Gharb, A. Rampazzo, L. Busetto, S. Pigozzo, M. Nolli Br J Plast Surg. 2005 Jul;58(5):747-9 I.F. 1.235
[7]  Microvascular anastomosis timing in digital replantations L. Sartore, A. Rampazzo, B. Bassiri Gharb, B. Azzena, F. Bassetto Plast Reconstr Surg, 2006 Apr;117(4):1363-4. I.F. 2.743
[8]  Epifascial accessory palmaris longus muscle. A. Tiengo, V. Macchi, C. Stecco, F. Bassetto, R. De Caro Clin Anat. 2006 Sep;19(6):554-7. I.F. 1.084
[9]  Musculocutaneous nerve: histotopographic study and clinical implications. V.Macchi, C. Tiengo, A. Porzionato, A. Parenti, C. Stecco, F. Bassetto, R. Scapinelli, G. Taglialavoro, R. De Caro Clin Anat. 2007 May;20(4):400-6. I.F. 1.084
[10]  The proximal radial artery perforator flap (PRAP-flap): an anatomical study for its use in elbow reconstruction. C.Tiengo, V.Macchi, A. Porzionato,C. Stecco, A.Parenti, F. Bassetto, R. De Caro Surg Radiol Anat. 2007 Apr;29(3):245-51. I.F. 0.926
[11]  The effects of the surgical removal of subcutaneous adipose tissue on energy expenditure and adipocytokine concentrations in obese women. L.Busetto, F. Bassetto, M.Zocchi, F.Zuliani, M.L. Nolli, S.Pigozzo, A.Coin, M.Mazza, G.Sergi, F. Mazzoleni, G.Enzi Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2008 Feb; 18(2):112-20; Epub 2007 Mar 30 I.F. 3.517
[12]  Exteriorized pedicle technique in dorsal reverse adipofascial flap for nail complex reconstruction. A.Rampazzo, B.Bassiri Gharb, F. Bassetto Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Apr 1;119(4):1388-90. I.F. 2.743
[13]  Preservation of digital palmar veins to avoid venous congestion in heterodigital arterialized flaps. A.Rampazzo, B.Bassiri Gharb, F. Bassetto Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jun;119(7):2321-2 I.F 2.743
[14]  Breast reduction: modified "Lejour technique" in 500 large breasts. A.Hofmann, M.Wuestner, F. Bassetto, C.Scarpa, F.Mazzoleni Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Oct; 120(5): 1095-104. I.F. 2.743
[15]  "Four flaps" technique for the reconstruction of grade 4 postburn dorsal neosyndactyly A.Rampazzo, B.Bassiri Gharb, F. Bassetto Burns 2008 Feb; 34 (1): 144-7 I.F. 1.950
[16]  New 3D hyaluronan-based scaffold for in vitro reconstruction of the rat sciatic nerve. Zavan B, Abatangelo G, Mazzoleni F, Bassetto F, Cortivo R, Vindigni V. Neurol Res. 2008 Mar;30(2):190-6 I.F. 1,277
[17]  Tissue engeneering approaches for the construction of a completely autologous tendon substitute Bassetto F, Vindigni V, Dalla Vedova A, Tonello C, Abatangelo G, Mazzoleni F Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2008 June, 41 (1), pp 38-46
[18]  Use of oxidized regenerated cellulose to stop bleeding after a facelift procedure, F. Bassetto, Vindigni V, Scarpa C, Botti C, Botti G. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Sep; 32(5):807-9. Epub 2008 Jul 1, I.F. 1.179
[19]  The gracilis muscle and its use in clinical reconstruction: an anatomical, embryological and radiological study Macchi V, Vigato E, Porzionato A, Tiengo C, Stecco C, Parenti A, Morra A, F, Bassetto, Mazzoleni F, De Caro R. Clinical Anatomy, Oct 2008, 21(7): 696-704 I.F. 1,084
[20]  Upper limb bone mineral density and body composition measured by peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) in right handed adults: the role of the dominance effect. G. Sergi, E. Perissinotto, M. Zucchetto, G. Enzi, E. Manzato, S. Giannini, F. Bassetto, E.M. Inelmen, G. Baldo, G. Rinaldi, A. Coin Endocrinol Invest, 2009, Apr: 32(4); 298-302 I.F. 1.347
[21]  Melanoma in skin affected with keratodermia palmo-plantaris hereditaria (Mal de Meleda): treatment with excision and grafting. L. Sartore, M. Bordignon, F. Bassetto, V. Tomat, M. Alaibac American Acad Dermatol, 2009 Jul;61(1) 161-3 I.F. 4.105
[22]  VohWinkel syndrome: treatment of pseudo-ainhum. F. Bassetto, C. Tiengo, R. Sferrazza, A. Belloni-Fortina, M. Alaibac Int J Dermatol, 2010, Jan,49(1):79-82 I.F. 1,177
[23]  Histological features of periprosthetic mammary capsules: silicone vs. polyurethane. F. Bassetto, Scarpa C, Caccialanza E, Montesco MC, Magnani P. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Aug;34(4):481-5. Epub 2010 Mar 13. I.F. 1.179
[24]  Traumatic musculoskeletal changes in forearm and hand after emergency vascular anastomosis or ligation. F. Bassetto, Zucchetto M, Vindigni V, Scomparin MA, Corbetti F, Perissinotto E, Coin A, Sergi G. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2010 Sep;26(7):441-7. Epub 2010 Jun 1. I.F. 0.642
[25]  Introducing a NPTW service at Padova Hospital and surrounding area, F. Bassetto, Lancerotto L, Castoro M In: Developing a NPWT service. Template for management, pag 16-17. Wounds International, 2010