Tommaso Tartaglione

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PURPOSE Mechanisms inducing continuous spike-wave during slow sleep (CSWS) in encephalopathy with electrical status epilepticus during sleep are still unclear. Recently, some sporadic cases with early thalamic injury associated with CSWS have been reported. The aim of the study was to investigate in a population of patients with an early thalamic injury the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic capability of thallium-201 (201Tl) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) combined with Epstein-Barr virus DNA (EBV-DNA) in CSF for the diagnosis of AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). PATIENTS AND METHODS All human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with focal brain lesions observed(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify disease patterns in AIDS-related focal brain lesions (FBL) and to design a decision-making strategy for differential diagnosis. DESIGN Prospective study. Probabilities of CNS disorders were calculated using Bayes' theorem according to clinical variables (mass effect at CT or MRI, Toxoplasma serology, anti-Toxoplasma prophylaxis) and(More)
Two patients with spinal infarction and one patient with the previously unreported complication of spinal transient ischaemic attack associated with cocaine misuse are reported. Spinal MRI documented an infarction in the territory of the anterior spinal artery in the first two patients and was completely normal in the patient with a transient ischaemic(More)
Olivary degeneration is due to many posterior cranial fossa (PCF) lesions affecting the dentato-rubro-olivary pathway, also known as Guillain–Mollaret triangle. Triangle damage results in hyperexcitation and consequently in hypertrophy of the inferior olivary nucleus (ION). The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of magnetic resonance (MR)(More)
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that computed tomography (CT) and three-dimensional (3D) CT imaging techniques can be useful tools for evaluating gunshot wounds of the skull in forensic medicine. Three purposes can be achieved: (1) identifying and recognising the bullet entrance wound — and exit wound, if present; (2) recognising the bullet’s(More)
A novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus was recently identified in Mexico. Some cases of infection with neurological complications have been reported to date. We report a case of acute necrotizing encephalopathy associated with the novel H1N1 virus in a 2-year-old European girl who suddenly developed fever, seizures, and altered mental status. Brain(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). METHODS Fifty-four consecutive patients affected by SSNHL were investigated using brain MRI. MRI was performed with an eight-channel phased-array head coil to study the entire audiovestibular pathway and the whole brain. The(More)
In recent years, modern imaging techniques have gained ground in forensics. A crucial question is whether virtual autopsy is capable of replacing traditional autopsy. Forensic diagnosis of freshwater drowning (FWD) is based on the evidence of findings from external inspection (e.g. frothy fluid exuding from the mouth and nostrils), internal examination(More)