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A perplexing case of juvenile extrapyramidal disease

  • Angelini L. 
  • Nardocci N. 
  • Broggi G. 
  • Moretti G. 
  • Mainini P. 
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Abstract

A case of a 15-year-old patient with a progressive extrapyramidal disease is presented. A brain CT shows bilateral atrophy of globus pallidus. Different diagnostic hypothesis are discussed.

Key-Words

Extrapyramidal disease globus pallidus CT scan 

Sommario

Viene presentato il caso di una paziente di 15 anni con una sintomatologia extrapiramidale evolutiva. Viene proposta la significatività di una correlazione tra quadro clinico e reperto T.A.C. di atrofia bilaterale del pallido.

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© Masson Italia Editori 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelini L. 
    • 1
  • Nardocci N. 
    • 1
  • Broggi G. 
    • 2
  • Moretti G. 
    • 3
  • Mainini P. 
    • 4
  1. 1.Divisione di NeuropediatriaIstituto Neurologico «C. Besta»Milano(Italia)
  2. 2.Divisione NeurochirurgiaIstituto Neurologico «C. Besta»Milano(Italia)
  3. 3.Clinica NeurologicaUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly
  4. 4.Divisione NeurologicaOspedali RiunitiParmaItaly

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