Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 80, Issue 5, pp 558–559

Lewy bodies in the lower sacral parasympathetic neurons of a patient with Parkinson's disease

  • K. Oyanagi
  • K. Wakabayashi
  • E. Ohama
  • S. Takeda
  • Y. Horikawa
  • T. Morita
  • F. Ikuta
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF00294619

Cite this article as:
Oyanagi, K., Wakabayashi, K., Ohama, E. et al. Acta Neuropathol (1990) 80: 558. doi:10.1007/BF00294619

Summary

Lewy bodies were observed incidentally in the neurons of the dorsal group of nucleus intermediolateralis of the 3rd sacral segment of the spinal cord in a 74-year-old male with Parkinson's disease. The findings indicate the degeneration of the preganglionic parasympathetic neurons innervating the internal anal sphincter. The correlation between the findings and the mechanism of constipation in this disease are discussed.

Key words

Parkinson's diseaseLewy bodyDorsal group of nucleus intermediolateralis sacralisParasympathetic neuron

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Oyanagi
    • 1
  • K. Wakabayashi
    • 2
  • E. Ohama
    • 2
  • S. Takeda
    • 2
  • Y. Horikawa
    • 3
  • T. Morita
    • 4
  • F. Ikuta
    • 2
  1. 1.The Center for Materials of Brain DiseasesNiigata UniversityNijgataJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Brain Research InstituteNiigata UniversityNiigataJapan
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyShinrakuen HospitalNiigataJapan
  4. 4.Department of PathologyShinrakuen HospitalNiigataJapan