Elisa Alberici

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Abnormalities of swallowing are commonly encountered in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), especially in the most disabled patients. The disturbances usually involve oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing, although upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction has also been detected. MS patients need to be effectively evaluated and managed in order to recognize dysphagia(More)
A case of acute appendicitis in a premature baby in whom diagnosis was suggested on plain films of the abdomen is presented. In this baby air in a hollow viscus suspected of being an enlarged appendix was the clue to diagnosis. The diagnostic dilemma of this rare and life-threatening condition in premature babies and newborns is underlined. The relevance of(More)
Liver metastases are an uncommon cause of spontaneous bleeding compared with primary benign/malignant liver lesions. Since metastatic lesions tend to maintain the vascular characteristics of the primary tumor, some metastases have a greater proclivity for hemorrhage into the host organ than others. We describe the clinical and computed tomography (CT)(More)
We report on the first patient with a relapsing, anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP-4) antibody-positive, longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) who developed systemic sclerosis (SSc). A 62-year-old woman, who presented with bilateral, distal lower limb and perineal numbness, developed clinical manifestations and paraclinical features of SSc. Spinal cord(More)
The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a patient with nongynecologic pelvic leiomyosarcoma is presented. A retroperitoneal mass appeared under the broad ligaments, in the right paravesical and parametrial, lateral pararectal site. The mass leaned on the uterus and vagina. On MRI, the mass had solid structure, isointense on T1-weighted images,(More)
Transient global amnesia (TGA) is an episodic dysfunction of declarative memory that usually resolves within 12 hours and whose underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are still unclear. Recent studies, on the basis of transient focal high-signal abnormalities in the hippocampus on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), suggest involvement of memory circuits in(More)
We report the MR findings of an endometrial stromal sarcoma. The uterus was enlarged and completely replaced by neoplastic tissue, with full-thickness myometrial infiltration. It had isointense signal on T1- and irregularly hyperintense signal on T2-weighted images and the dynamic study with intravenous gadoteridol showed centripetal enhancement. This(More)