Giulio Zuccoli

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a severe neurologic disorder resulting from dietary vitamin B(1) deficiency. This study was undertaken to analyze and compare MR imaging findings and neurologic manifestations at clinical presentations of patients with WE with and without a history of alcohol abuse. MATERIALS AND METHODS WE patients(More)
BACKGROUND Management of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) has been difficult using standard therapy (radiation with temozolomide chemotherapy). The ketogenic diet is used commonly to treat refractory epilepsy in children and, when administered in restricted amounts, can also target energy metabolism in brain tumors. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman(More)
Introduction Behçet’s disease (BD) is a vasculitis in which the hallmark lesions are oral and often genital ulcers. Involvement of parenchymal central nervous system (neuro-Behçet’s) is a serious complication commonly characterized by brainstem and/or basal ganglia lesions. To date, treatment of neuro-Behçet’s remains largely empirical, and may not(More)
OBJECTIVE Wernicke's encephalopathy is an acute neurological syndrome resulting from thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. Early recognition is important because timely thiamine supplementation can reverse the clinical features of the disease. The aim of this article is to provide an update on the typical and atypical neuroimaging findings of the acute phase of(More)
This article reviews the CT imaging features of the most frequent mesenchymal tumors of the pancreas and stresses important distinctive patterns that may help distinguish specific entities. Various neoplasms (lymphangioma, lipoma, teratoma, pancreatoblastoma, schwannoma, neurofibroma, lymphoma, and sarcoma) are reviewed, with key differential points(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical, genetic, and neuroradiologic data of biotin-responsive basal ganglia disease (BBGD) and clarify the disease spectrum. METHODS We first investigated all patients attending our Division of Pediatric Neurology with a genetically proven diagnosis of BBGD between 2009 and 2011. All patients underwent a detailed medical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Wernicke encephalopathy is a severe neurologic disorder that results from a dietary vitamin B1 deficiency. It is characterized by changes in consciousness, ocular abnormalities, and ataxia. This study was undertaken to analyze and compare findings on MR imaging and neurologic symptoms at clinical presentations of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Iterative reconstruction techniques facilitate CT dose reduction; though to our knowledge, no group has explored using iterative reconstruction with pediatric head CT. Our purpose was to perform a feasibility study to assess the use of ASIR in a small group of pediatric patients undergoing head CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS An(More)
In 1995, as a result of the observation of Rhabdoid elements among the other components of a Teratoid/Rhabdoid tumor (TRT), a new nomenclature was introduced, Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) of infancy and childhood. We report the clinical history and radiological findings in a child affected by central nervous system (CNS) ATRT.
MR imaging criteria for diagnosing acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) have not been clearly established. Due to the wide spectrum of differential considerations, new imaging features allowing early and accurate diagnosis for ADEM are needed. We hypothesized that ADEM lesions would be characterized by vasogenic edema due to the potential(More)