The rostral mesencephalon in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease

  title={The rostral mesencephalon in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease},
  author={Steve Hunter},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
The rostal mesencephalon at the level of the posterior commissure was studied by light microscopy in two patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, one patient with Alzheimer's disease, and one patient with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type. In the Parkinsonian cases, the rostral part of the nucleus of Edinger Westphal disclosed Lewy bodies in 3% of the neurons, neurofibrillary degeneration in 2% of the neurons, and a 54% neuronal loss. In Alzheimer's disease, 2% of Edinger Westphal… CONTINUE READING


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