F. Valassi

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We describe the case of a patient with a history of resistant asthma who presented with subacute neuropathy, hypereosiniphilia and central nervous system involvement; these findings were consistent with allergic granulomatous angiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome). Although cutaneous biopsy prompted the diagnosis, the cases reported suggests that clinical,(More)
Clinical features of anterior choroidal artery (ACA) territory infarct are hemiplegia, hemi-anaesthesia and homonymous hemianopia. However this syndrome in its complete form is of rare occurrence, since one or more signs or symptoms may be lacking. The Authors describe 11 patients with CT-documented infarctions in the (ACA) territory in order to establish(More)
A retrospective analysis was carried out on 52 patients with CT-identified lacunar infarcts in order to identify possible risk factors. It was found that arterial hypertension, cardiac emboli and/or emboli from epiaortic vessels play a significant role in the genesis of lacunar infarcts. No preferential relationship was found between "small" lacunes and(More)
The authors report the cases of two patients with CT-documented paramedian mesencephalo-thalamic infarcts, showing language disturbances. The first patient showed a non fluent, transcortical motor-like aphasia, the other had a fluent but severely paraphasic language disorder. The CT study disclosed that it was the dorso-median thalamic nucleus that was(More)
We describe two patients in whom CT brain scans imaged paramedian thalamosubthalamic infarcts in the territory of the thalamo-mesencephalic arteries. Such infarcts give rise to a complex syndrome marked by disturbances of consciousness and of eye movement and neuropsychological disorders, including attentional, memory and, more rarely, language deficits. A(More)
We studied 80 patients with lacunar strokes in the attempt to find a relation between lacunar strokes, arterial hypertension and leucoaraiosis. Leucoaraiosis was found in 47 patients (58,75%) on CT-scan. Our findings emphasize that arterial hypertension is the most important risk factor of leucoaraiosis (p less than 0.003); but we did not find a relation(More)