Hartmut Manz

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To define the pathology in cases of non-Alzheimer primary degenerative dementia (non-AD PDD), we have studied autopsies from four medical centres accessioned in consecutive years since 1976. Neurochemical studies of the basal forebrain-cortical (BF-C) cholinergic system have been conducted in cases from which frozen tissue was available. Twenty-two cases(More)
Two infants who presented with macrocephaly had very large noncommunicating cysts at the cranial base that were displacing the brain. Only one of the patients was hydrocephalic; he eventually underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunting after craniotomy and attempted internal drainage of the cyst. The other infant had a cystoperitoneal shunt. Both have done well(More)
A 13-month-old boy with intractable seizures, left hemiparesis, and psychomotor retardation due to right unilateral megalencephaly, died in hypovolemic shock 1 day after hemispherectomy. The gyral pattern of the hypermegalic hemisphere was simplified and coarse. The cortical cytoarchitecture was disarrayed by a population of giant neurons. Hippocampus and(More)
We report two cases of dementia in which cortical degeneration with widespread swollen chromatolytic neurons (SCN) was the dominant pathologic feature. Each patient had received the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease on the basis of clinical findings. There was no deficit of cortical choline acetyltransferase activity, assayed in one case, or lesions of the(More)
In a retrospective study of 4,294 consecutive postmortem cases, there were 15 with histologically proved sarcoidosis, including 4 with CNS involvement. Whereas in previously reported autopsy series the prevalence of neurosarcoidosis was 15%, it is 27% in this review. Five cases with incidental, clinically inapparent sarcoidosis died at a mean age of 54.6(More)
Lymphocytic infiltration of the anterior pituitary is a rare complication of pregnancy, which has been reported in 18 cases. Symptoms begin in the last trimester or soon after delivery. Radiologically, an expanding mass in the sella may result in suprasellar extension. We studied a case in which there was CT evidence of a pituitary mass 2 weeks postpartum,(More)
A 62-year-old woman developed neurologic deficits 7 months after pulmonary lobectomy for alveolar cell carcinoma of the lung. CT scan of the head demonstrated two metastases with marked peritumoral edema. Administration of Decadron, chemotherapy and 3,000 rad cranial radiation resulted in dramatic improvement of dysphasia and right hand paresis. Almost 2(More)
63 patients with alcoholic-nutritional peripheral neuropathy were given neurologic, electrophysiologic and nutritional examinations. 24 of these patients were reexamined later in the course of their disease, after from 2 to 72 months (mean 33). Alcoholic-nutritional neuropathy appeared and worsened after bouts of heavy alcohol intake and malnutrition.(More)