M J Herpers

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Immunoreactivity of tumor cells for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is usually regarded as sign of astrocytic histogenesis and/or differentiation. The present study aimed at a systematic evaluation of the significance of GFAP-containing cells in primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) with special reference to the controversial entity of(More)
In 11 normal healthy human subjects an evoked potential was elicited by moving dynamic random dot stereograms. The random dots were generated by a minicomputer. An average of each of 8 EEG channels of the subjects tested was made. The maximum of the cerebral evoked potentials thus found was localized in the central and parietal region. No response earlier(More)
Immuno-reactivity to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is mainly regarded as a sign of astroglial histogenesis and/or differentiation. The presence of astrocytes in oligodendrogliomas is a well known phenomenon; in addition, GFAP-positive neoplastic oligodendrocytes have also been described but have not yet been studied systematically. Using an(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Intramedullary tumors affect a small but significant segment of patients with spinal cord tumors. Intramedullary teratomas are rare entities that are usually located in the sacrococcygeal region. Although some reports claim that diagnostic studies can exactly predict the nature of intramedullary tumors, this case report demonstrates(More)
The expression of intermediate filament (IF) proteins was studied in 71 cases of malignant human astrocytoma and in 17 cases of reactive gliosis, using immunocytochemical techniques with polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin. In all cases of astrocytoma, varying in degree of malignancy from grade I to(More)
The authors present the clinical, radiological, and pathological features of a patient with a recurrent pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma located in the spinal cord. This is the first report of a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma at this location; until now, only cerebral supratentorial pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas have been described. The treatment of this case(More)
Radiofrequency (RF) lesions adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) are increasingly used in the treatment of intractable chronic pain of spinal origin. Opinions differ on which nerve fibres are affected by these lesions. Morphological studies have been carried out to assess the effects of radiofrequency lesions on nervous tissue. Interpretation has been(More)
The lower brainstem and cervical spinal cord from an ordinarily treated case of Chiari Type I hindbrain hernia associated with syringomyelia was examined using high-resolution magnetic resonance microscopy and standard neuropathological techniques. Magnetic resonance microscopy allows total screening and visualizes the disturbed internal and external(More)
In 80 specimens of human glioma the production of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) by tumour cells invading meninges or connective tissue was studied immuno-cytochemically by the PAP technique. In 38 of 55 cases of astrocytoma, glioblastoma, gliosarcoma, and oligoastrocytoma, GFAP immunoreactivity was greater in the invading cells as compared with the(More)
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