Erika Cristina Pavarino-Bertelli

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BACKGROUND Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary disease with a dominant autosomal pattern. In children and adolescents, it is frequently associated with the appearance of T2-weighted hyperintensities in the brain's white matter. MRI with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is used to detect white matter abnormalities by measuring fractional anisotropy(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the evolution of unidentified bright objects (UBOs) in individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) by serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to relate this to regional fractional anisotropy (FA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The signal pattern of the T2-weighted sequences in the basal ganglia, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum(More)
INTRODUCTION Susceptibility to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma may be modified by functional polymorphisms in genes involved in the folate pathway, such as cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS). The CBS 844ins68 polymorphism is associated with DNA methylation changes and cancer development. MATERIAL AND METHODS A case-control retrospective study was(More)
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