Paolo Perrini

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Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are often associated with intracranial cavernous malformations (CMs). The frequency of this association and the observation of de novo CMs located near a known, preexisting DVA raise speculations as to the possible etiopathogenetic relationship between the two. In this article, the authors review the recent literature(More)
Intracranial enterogenous cysts are an uncommon entity rarely found in the midline within the posterior cranial fossa. The occurrence of an enterogenous cyst in the cerebellopontine angle is exceptional. We present two new cases of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) enterogenous cysts and review the literature to clarify the diagnosis and the management of these(More)
OBJECT The authors studied the microsurgical anatomy of the ophthalmic artery (OphA), paying particular attention to its possibly dangerous anastomoses with the middle meningeal artery (MMA). METHODS The microsurgical anatomy of the OphA and its anastomoses with the MMA were studied in 14 vessels from seven adult cadaveric heads. The origination order of(More)
Background. The osteo-dural decompression of the cerebellar tonsils at the cranio-cervical junction is generally considered the most effective treatment for syringomyelia-Chiari I complex. However much controversy concerning a great number of surgical adjuvants to the standard bony decompression is still present. In this work an extra-arachnoidal(More)
OBJECTIVE Meningeal melanocytomas are low-grade primary melanocytic tumors with benign histological features and a favorable clinical prognosis. Transition from meningeal melanocytoma to primary melanoma of the central nervous system is exceptionally rare, with only 5 cases having been previously reported. Here, we discuss a case of malignant transformation(More)
Tumour-to-tumour metastasis is a rare pathological entity. Meningioma is the most common intracranial tumour to host metastases, the majority of which arise from breast and lung cancers. We present the first report of a colonic cancer metastasis within an intracranial meningioma. A 76-year-old woman presented with a one month history of partial seizures.(More)
Delayed neurological sequelae of radiotherapy have several manifestations; leukoencephalopathy is one of the most common. Pathogenetic relationships between radiation leukoencephalopathy and other findings of diffuse radiation injury (brain atrophy and progressive ventriculomegaly) are not well defined. Moreover, no guidelines have been established for the(More)
The occurrence of subdural cerebrospinal fluid collections and ventricular dilatation (external hydrocephalus) after foramen magnum decompression is extremely rare. The authors report on a 37-year-old man who developed symptomatic subdural fluid collections (SFC) after uncomplicated foramen magnum decompression for Chiari I–syringomyelia complex.(More)
We report a case of a 47-year-old man with a giant thrombosed aneurysm of the right cavernous internal carotid artery who initially presented with headache, double vision and trigeminal numbness. He experienced subsequent asymtomatic proximal occlusion of the parent vessel, revealed by follow-up angiography. This case illustrates the possibility that a(More)