M G Passarin

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A 45-year-old female patient developed a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) arising from the left brachial plexus, ten years after regional radiation treatment for Hodgkin's disease. The clinical course was characterized by local recurrence, pulmonary and cerebral metastases with endocranic hypertension syndrome, and the death of the patient(More)
18p- syndrome from chromosomal deletion of the short arm of chromosome 18 shows a wide range of clinical manifestations. Mental retardation is the most frequent neurological complication; other neurological deficits are more rarely reported. Only one 18p- patient with focal dystonia at the lower limbs has been reported, while there have been no reported(More)
Three members of the same family were studied, all of whom had multiple intracerebral cavernous angiomas for which a dominant autosomal inheritance was hypothesised. The proband suffered from headaches, and physical examination revealed evident right hemiparesis. The second case started with a hemorrhagic cerebral stroke and the third was asymptomatic on(More)
Dissociated dorsal root ganglion cells from human fetuses were exposed to 2,5-hexanedione (2,5-HD) for 2 weeks. Morphological changes induced by 2,5-HD consisted in focal neurofilament (NF)-containing enlargements preferentially located in distal, preterminal regions of unmyelinated fibers. Tangles of NF were also observed in the perikarya of nerve cells.(More)
In the present study, the effects of the 2,5-hexanedione (HD) on the various cytoskeletal components of human eukaryotic cells were investigated. Primary cultures of human fibroblasts from three healthy donors were exposed to 2.8 mM HD for 14 days; unexposed cultures were used as controls. At different time intervals, cells were counted and the growth(More)
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