Fani Papadopoulou

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Canavan disease (CD) or N-acetylaspartic aciduria (NAA) is a severe, progressive, autosomal recessive leukodystrophy, occurring mainly among Ashkenazi Jewish individuals. We report clinical and MRI findings in two, non-Jewish, Greek siblings, 7 and 5 years, respectively, with a protracted form of NAA. The constellation of identical clinical course and(More)
Sanfillippo B syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) III, type B) is characterized by mild expression of the characteristic 'Hurler' phenotype and a severe central nervous system involvement. We report three patients with Sanfilippo B syndrome, referred to our clinic because of peculiar facies, delay in language development and behavioral problems, at the(More)
Bronchogenic cysts are lesions of congenital origin derived from the primitive foregut. The usual presentation of bronchogenic cyst in the mediastinum is related to cyst infection or adjacent organs compression. A case of a bronchogenic esophageal cyst presenting with progressive dysphagia in a 46-year-old man is described. A video-assisted thoracoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction in visual acuity combined with blurred vision is rarely the first sign of lung cancer and very few cases have been announced globally. CASE PRESENTATION A case of a 46-year-old man who admitted with blurred vision is presented. His medical history, apart from a mild gastritis under treatment was negative. Ocular examination revealed a(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural effusion is a common sequelae in patients with certain malignancies. It represents a terminal condition with short median survival (in terms of months) and the goal is palliation. Aim of our study is to analyze morbidity, mortality and life expectancy following videothoracoscopic talc poudrage. MATERIALS AND METHODS From(More)
The distribution of the conduction velocities (DCV) of a peripheral nerve is a powerful diagnostic tool for the assessment of neuromuscular disorders. Its efficient calculation depends on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the acquired electroneurograms (ENGs), thus, time averaging is solely used. An alternative way of improving the SNR is based on(More)
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