Carlo Augusto Mallio

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the association between the serial number of gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations and the signal hyperintensity of the dentate nucleus on unenhanced T1-weighted images in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and those with brain metastases (BMs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A group(More)
The dentate nucleus of the cerebellum may appear as hyperintense on unenhanced T1 magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the brain. Recently, T1 signal hyperintensity has received attention owing to data on the association of this finding with the history of multiple injections of gadolinium-based contrast agents, specifically gadodiamide, in patients with(More)
AIMS Neurodegenerative changes observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been suggested to begin at the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus and then to propagate in a stereotypical fashion. Using diffusion-weighted imaging, we test whether disruption of structural connectivity in AD is centered on these "epicenters of disease". METHODS Fifteen healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of clinically and non-clinically relevant extra-spinal incidental findings (IF) in patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine and to evaluate the rate of undetected findings in archived radiological reports. METHODS A retrospective search of patients undergoing lumbar spine MRI from(More)
The frequency of the diagnosis of brain metastases has increased in recent years, probably due to an increased diagnostic sensitivity. Site predilection of brain lesions in oncological patients at the time of onset, may suggest mechanisms of brain-specific vulnerability to metastasis. The aim of the study is to determine the spatial distribution of(More)
Brain white matter T2 hyperintensities (WMH) are a frequent MRI finding in adults, both in asymptomatic and in cancer patients. The aim of our study is to determine the relationship between quantitative measures of the volume of WMH and the volume of brain metastatic lesions at the first MRI diagnosis of brain metastases in a population of advanced cancer(More)
The aim of this study was to test by means of a voxel-based approach the hypothesis that there is a different spatial distribution of brain metastases (BM) and white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and that the presence of WMH affects the location of BM in lung and non-lung cancer patients. Two-hundred consecutive cancer patients at first diagnosis of BM were(More)
BACKGROUND The parapharyngeal space (PPS) is a rare site for neoplasms in the head and neck and lipoma represents 0.5% of all head and neck tumors. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a giant parapharyngeal lipoma in obese adult patient causing anatomic pharyngeal obstruction with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. The patient was successfully(More)
BACKGROUND Remote cerebellar haemorrhage is a rare and unpredictable complication after intracranial and spinal surgery, although less frequently found in the latter. The physiopathology of this phenomenon has not been definitely explained. OBJECTIVES To describe and discuss the potential implications and pathomechanism of a bilateral remote cerebellar(More)