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Basic Neuropathology 04

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, December 8 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, December 8 2007.

This is a photomicrograph of a brain biopsy stained with H&E. What are the abnormal structures shown in this slide called?

 
        A) Lewy bodies
 
        B) Rosenthal fibers
 
        C) Pick bodies
 
        D) Pseudopallisading and necrosis
 
        E) Amyloid plaques
 

 


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A) Lewy bodies

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The red, cordlike structures shown here are Rosenthal fibers. These are seen in several conditions, including astrocytoma and Alexander disease.  (See References)

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B) Rosenthal fibers

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The red, cordlike structures shown here are Rosenthal fibers. These are seen in several conditions, including astrocytoma and Alexander disease.  (See References)

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C) Pick bodies

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The red, cordlike structures shown here are Rosenthal fibers. These are seen in several conditions, including astrocytoma and Alexander disease.  (See References)

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D) Pseudopallisading and necrosis

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The red, cordlike structures shown here are Rosenthal fibers. These are seen in several conditions, including astrocytoma and Alexander disease.  (See References)

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E) Amyloid plaques

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The red, cordlike structures shown here are Rosenthal fibers. These are seen in several conditions, including astrocytoma and Alexander disease.  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
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Basic Neuropathology 04
Question ID: 120807147
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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