Federica Anna Marliani

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BACKGROUND Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) is the most common cause of drug-resistant medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Structural abnormalities such as HS, granule cell pathology (GCP), and focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) have been classified histopathologically, possibly allowing a more accurate assessment of prognostic seizure and neuropsychologic(More)
We report a female patient with ichthyosis, epilepsy, mental retardation, hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism, polyneuropathy, and cranial dysmorphisms. This clinical picture may satisfy the main diagnostic criteria that characterize Rud syndrome (RS), a rare neurocutaneous disease. The patient underwent extensive clinical evaluation, neurophysiological studies(More)
Isolated bilateral optic neuropathy is an exceedingly rare presentation of perinuclear-antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (p-ANCA) vasculitis. We report one such case with MRI documentation of a compressive mechanism mediated by pachymeningitis. A 69-year-old woman had a 6-month history of progressive visual failure caused by bilateral optic(More)
OBJECTIVE Focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) represent a common architectural cortical disorder underlying pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy. The recent ILAE classification defines different types of FCDs based on their histopathological features, MRI imaging, and presumed pathogenesis; however, their clinical features and their prognostic significance are(More)
The aim of this study was to verify the presence of BRAF mutations in a series of six patients affected by drug-resistant focal epilepsy associated with neocortical posterior temporal gangliogliomas (GG) who were subjected to lesionectomy between June 2008 and November 2013. GG are an increasingly recognized cause of epilepsy and represent the most common(More)
A 34-year-old man developed since age 18 years epilepsia partialis continua followed over the years by progressive ataxic hemiparesis involving the left side (figure 1). Structural cerebral abnormalities, mitochondrial diseases, and known autoimmune disorders were excluded. Cerebral MRI showed progressive right cerebral and crossed left cerebellar(More)
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