Fatal cyst formation after fetal mesencephalic allograft transplant for Parkinson's disease.

@article{Mamelak1998FatalCF,
  title={Fatal cyst formation after fetal mesencephalic allograft transplant for Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Adam N. Mamelak and Faye A. Eggerding and Dennis S Oh and Eleanor Wilson and Richard L. Davis and Roger Spitzer and Julie Hay and W L Caton},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={592-8}
}
OBJECT In recent years, fetal mesencephalic tissue transplant for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) has been demonstrated to hold promise, but potential complications related to growth of allograft tissue have not been well described. This report explores the development and possible causation of a fatal cyst arising from a fetal transplant in the brain. METHODS The authors report the case of a 52-year-old woman who underwent bilateral putamenal fetal mesencephalic allograft… CONTINUE READING

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