Diego Cecchin

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OBJECT Bone invasion is a major concern in meningioma surgery, since it is predictive of the recurrence of cranial involvement, morbidity, and mortality. Bone invasion has been reported in 20%-68% of studies with histopathologically confirmed data. Unfortunately, radical resection of bone invasion remains challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare variety of migraine with aura, characterized by motor deficits during the aura, often beginning in childhood. The hemiplegic attacks can be severe and prolonged but the prognosis is usually good. Data on neuroimaging, including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and spectroscopy, during prolonged attacks of HM are(More)
BACKGROUND 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence is a validated technique for resection of high grade gliomas (HGG); the aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome and the intraoperative findings in a consecutive series of patients. METHODS Clinical and surgical data from patients affected by HGG who underwent surgery guided by 5-ALA(More)
Introduction. It is well known that resolution on a gamma camera varies as a function of distance, scatter and the camera's characteristics (collimator type, crystal thickness, intrinsic resolution etc). Manufacturers frequently provide only a few pre-calculated resolution values (using a line source in air, 10-15 cm from the collimator surface and without(More)
BACKGROUND Most pituitary adenomas with FSH- or LH-positive immunohistochemistry are endocrinologically silent, and neurological symptoms due to their large volume are the first clinical signs; they are rarely reported to be secreting gonadotropins, this usually occurring in cases with clinical endocrine findings. Gonadotropinomas are often treated(More)
OBJECTIVE Craniectomy, used to relieve refractory intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury (TBI), may cause cognitive deficits which could be improved by skull breach repair. This paper studied whether late cranioplasty improves a specific pattern of cognitive functions. DESIGN A case series of five TBI patients with craniectomy undergoing late(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of the association of BCNU wafers implantation and 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (ndGBM). Clinical and surgical data from patients who underwent 5-ALA surgery followed by BCNU wafers implantation were retrospectively(More)
Catatonia is a psychomotor syndrome that can be associated with both psychiatric diseases (mainly mood disorders, but also psychotic disorders) and medical conditions. Lorazepam (6-21 mg/day, occasionally up to 30 md/day) is the first choice treatment and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the second line, regardless of the underlying clinical condition.(More)