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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) share clinical, neuropathological, and pathogenetic features. To investigate eventual mutual influences, we screened prominently affected neocortex from 110 neuropathologically proven CJD patients for Alzheimer-type pathology with anti-beta/A4, Bielschowsky and anti-tau (immuno)stains. The(More)
Congenital intracranial tumors are very rare and only account for 0.5-1.5% of all childhood brain tumors. Even rarer are those with prenatal manifestation. The most common of these present at birth are teratomas, which show divergent differentiation with 90% of them containing tissues from all three germ layers. We report a rare case of an intrauterine(More)
PURPOSE The hypothesis tested in this study was that a unilateral irritative focal epileptic lesion in the temporal lobe results in hyposexuality. METHODS Focal epilepsy was produced in male cats by unilateral injection of aluminum hydroxide into either the basolateral amygdala (temporal lobe group) or anterior sigmoid gyrus (motor cortex group). Weekly(More)
Neuropathological diagnostic criteria for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and other human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases) are proposed for the following disease entities: CJD--sporadic, iatrogenic (recognised risk) or familial (same disease in 1st degree relative): spongiform encephalopathy in cerebral and/or cerebellar cortex(More)
60 cases of recurring meningiomas are analyzed in respect to factors influencing the risk of tumor recurrence. In our series of meningiomas operated on between 1970 and 1980 the recurrence rate was 9.5%. Recurrence rate was highest in tumors of the medial sphenoid. Incomplete tumor resection according to Simpson's grade III and IV lead to a higher(More)
Samples of the hippocampus of four patients with Down's syndrome [two men aged 35 and 36 years with no evidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and two patients aged 47 and 55 years with associated AD] were obtained at post mortem and processed according to the rapid Golgi method. A significant reduction in the number of dendritic spines (DS) was found in the(More)
Oligodendrocyte and axon pathology was studied in 11 autopsy cases of clinically silent multiple sclerosis. A total of 54 lesions, either demyelinated or late remyelinated, were distributed through the whole brain and spinal cord with 39% of the lesions located in periventricular areas. Determination of axon density revealed an average reduction of 64% and(More)
Widespread neuritic dystrophy is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and, in a less severe form, of brain ageing in various mammalian species. By immunohistochemistry, diffuse dot-like staining for ubiquitin (Ubq), a polypeptide involved in the degradation of abnormal and short-lived proteins, has been associated with human brain ageing. The nature of(More)
Two cases of striato-nigral degeneration are reported. In case 1 the female patient showed a Parkinson syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias and vasomotor disturbances. Morphologically mainly the putamen and substantia nigra revealed severe atrophic changes according to the restricted form of striato-nigral degeneration (SND). In case 2 there was a disorder of the(More)
The presence and distribution of apoptotic cell death in multiple system atrophy (MSA) and morphologically related diseases were investigated by means of a modified terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated nick end labeling method, comparing their distribution with that of glial cytoplasmic inclusions, immunohistochemically demonstrated bcl-2 protein,(More)