Lorenza Cavazzini

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults. Growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor I (GH-IGF-I) system has an important role in the recovery of the central nervous system. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between pituitary function (in particular, the GH-IGF-I axis) and outcome from TBI.(More)
The importance of the duration of contraction on the excitability of the motoneuronal pool was evaluated by measuring the H reflex from soleus muscle after short and long contractions at constant effort equal to 60% maximal voluntary contraction (MVC); the difference between the amplitude of H reflex at rest and after contraction of different duration was(More)
A case of metastasis of primary lung-carcinoma to a cerebral artero-venous haemangioma is presented. Although the phenomenon of metastasis to primary brain neoplasm is being recognised with increasing frequency, we've found only two cases into vascular tumours reported. The authors emphasize the rarity of this occurrence and discuss the possible(More)
Despite combined treatment (surgery, radio—and chemotherapy) primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) has generally a poor prognosis. Long surviving cases (more than 5 years) are exceptional. We report a case of a patient completely symptom-free 79 months after craniotomy. Histological diagnosis was diffuse centroblastic-centrocytic malignant(More)
We present a case of a 53 year old man with a thymoma near the pericardium, a rare ectopic localisation of thymoma. A round radiodensity found at the right cardiophrenic angle was initially suspected at the echocardiography to be a pericardial cyst. The diagnosis of thymoma was made only after histopathological examination of the surgically re-sected lesion.
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