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)
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)
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)
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 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)
Intra-abdominal panniculitis is a thickening of the mesentery of the small/large intestine due to infiltration of lipid-laden macrophages associated with a variable amount of fibrosis. This condition is rarely associated with malignant neoplasms. We report the computed tomography (CT) findings of a patient treated for uterine papillary serous adenocarcinoma(More)