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A prospective, case-control study was carried out on 25 patients with myotonic dystrophy (MyD) and 25 healthy subjects using brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The frequency and severity of white matter hyperintense lesions (WMHL) and brain atrophy in MyD patients were compared with their clinical features and cognitive impairment using an extensive… (More)
To see the signal changes in MR angiography (MRA) when occlusions or severe stenoses of carotid arteries occur and to relate these data with the velocity values provided by transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD), 20 patients showing symptomatic or asymptomatic unilateral carotid obstructions underwent both MRA and TCD after digital angiography investigation.… (More)
CT and MRI play complementary roles in the study of malformation syndromes in pediatric age: CT in particular is indispensable for adequately assessing the skeletal picture in subjects suffering from cranio-facial malformations, while MRI allows a morphological study and supplies informations on the maturation state of the white matter.
We report on a female infant who presents a pattern of malformations including dysmorphic facies, Dandy-Walker anomaly, hypoplasia of the upper lobe of the right lung, associated with diaphragmatic elevation and slight digital anomalies. This whole clinical picture allows us to formulate the diagnosis of Fryns syndrome; this is one of the very few not… (More)