Andrea Trezza

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Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is a rare condition with characteristic genetic and clinical features. The presence of variable vertebral and neural axis abnormalities has been reported in the literature. We describe the possible association of multiple different spinal anomalies in these patients. The radiological exams of two RSTS patients (a female and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE For many years deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices relied only on voltage-controlled stimulation (CV), but recently current-controlled devices have been developed and approved for new implants as well as for replacement of CV devices after battery drain. Constant-current (CC) stimulation has been demonstrated to be effective in new(More)
BACKGROUND The cavum veli interpositi (CVI) usually is a small CSF-containing abnormality of septum pellucidum, asymptomatic and rare after the age of 3 years. When symptomatic, it is large and can be related to psychiatric disorders, syndromic association of mental retardation and seizures or to hydrocephalus. METHODS This is the first reported case of(More)
BACKGROUND Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a childhood tumor with a dismal prognosis. Emerging molecular signatures have paved the way for stereotactic biopsy in selected centers. We present our experience in DIPG stereotactic needle biopsy using the Robotic Stereotactic-Assisted system (ROSA) in a series of consecutive pediatric patients. (More)
The oncologic involvement of the spinal cord in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is not a typical feature of the disease. Here, we present a case of ganglioglioma of the spinal cord in a child with NF1 and try to define if this tumor can be considered coincidental or not. A 4-year-old boy affected by NF1 was diagnosed with a spinal cord-enhancing tumor(More)
Dear Editor, Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by sustained and repetitive muscle contractions of opposing muscles accompanied by twisting and abnormal postures. An extreme condition called status dystonicus (SD), also known as dystonic storm, is a sudden and persistent event characterized by abrupt worsening of dystonic movements, usually(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is a consolidated technique for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Despite its effectiveness and feasibility, several technical limitations about its use in certain situations have been described. Lamina terminalis-endoscopic third ventriculostomy (LT-ETV) has been proposed as an alternative technique. Authors(More)
Neurological surgery offers an opportunity to study brain functions, through either resection or implanted neuromodulation devices. Pathological aggressive behavior in patients with intellectual disability is a frequent condition that is difficult to treat using either supportive care or pharmacological therapy. The bulk of the laboratory studies performed(More)
INTRODUCTION Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective for some neurological and psychiatric conditions. Idiopathic delayed-onset edema (IDE) surrounding the leads has been anecdotally reported. The etiology, predisposing factors and prognosis of this complication are unknown. We present a multicenter case series of patients with IDE, and a systematic(More)