Claudia Giliberto

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BACKGROUND The headache profile of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema (IIHWOP) may be indistinguishable from that of migraine. Bilateral transverse sinus stenosis (BTSS) has been found in the majority of patients with IIHWOP. The frequency of BTSS associated with IIHWOP in patients with migraine is unknown. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Previous MR studies have established that bilateral transverse sinus stenosis (BTSS) predicts idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema (IIHWOP) in migraine. However, it is uncertain whether BTSS identifies IIHWOP in patients with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH): using cerebral MR venography this study aimed to address this question. In(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral transverse sinus (TS) stenosis has been found in more than 90% of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether TS stenosis changed after normalization of CSF pressure in patients with IIH during medical treatment. METHODS Fourteen consecutive patients with IIH with bilateral TS stenosis on(More)
Sirs: Primary cough headache (PCH) is an uncommon headache disorder marked by a sudden bilateral short-lasting pain precipitated by coughing in the absence of any intracranial disorder [1, 2]. In some patients with PCH, Symonds reported that vertical posture precipitated pain brought on by coughing [3]. We have seen two such patients (a 48-year-old man and(More)
Sirs: Empty sella (ES) is a radiological sign involving the sella turcica that is partially or completely filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A primary ES can occasionally be found as an anatomical variation, and may be due to congenital incomplete formation of the sellar diaphragm or volumetric changes in the pituitary gland [3, 4]. A secondary ES can(More)
Guillain–Barrè syndrome (GBS) is an acute, paralyzing, inflammatory peripheral nerve disease, featured by monophasic disease course, symmetrical limb weakness and areflexia. Several pathologies can mimic the clinical presentation of GBS, making hard the differential diagnosis for patients complaining of acute flaccid paralysis. In this paper we describe(More)
Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) gene mutations have been reported in familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We report a novel G61R SOD1 mutation in a patient with a distinct phenotype including prominent lower motor neuron dysfunction, proximal weakness and atrophy with asymmetrical onset in the thigh and buttock and relentless(More)