Francesca Tari Capone

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Cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis, or Cobb syndrome, is a rare metameric developmental disorder presenting as an extradural-intradural vascular malformation that involves bone, muscle, skin, spinal cord, and nerve roots. A 14-year-old girl with a red nevus involving the T6-9 dermatomes on the left side of her back presented with a 5-year history of bowel(More)
The epidemiological finding of an increased risk of dementia in patients with diabetes mellitus has raised the hypothesis that a dysfunction of the insulin receptors plays a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A possible link is suggested by the evidence that the insulin-stimulated phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI-3-K)/phospho-Akt pathway(More)
We describe the use of time-resolved MR angiography in the diagnosis of cervical epidural arteriovenous fistula before final diagnosis and embolization was achieved by digital subtraction angiography. A 42-year-old woman was referred to us because of headache and dizziness, in addition to radiculopathy of the right superior limb. Angiographic examinations(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a transient clinical and neuroradiological syndrome characterized by clinical signs and symptoms including hypertension, seizures, altered mental status, headache, and vision changes and characteristic features on head computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. PRES is most(More)
BACKGROUND Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) bear a presumed high risk of early recurrence of stroke. Data in the literature, however, are inconsistent, as recurrence rates range from 9.5 to 20%, at 90 days. AIMS The study was designed to determine the risk of stroke after TIA. METHODS 94 consecutive patients referred to a Stroke Unit for TIA or minor(More)
A number of landmark trials have proven the efficacy of thrombolysis by intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in the acute phase of the ischemic stroke. Despite the recently extended time window of 4.5 hours, the number of people who are being treated in most centers is low. Several reasons seem to account for this, including poor recognition(More)
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