Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 127–133

Neuronal loss in the basal nucleus of Meynert in a patient with olivopontocerebellar atrophy

  • F. Tagliavini
  • G. Pilleri
Original Works

DOI: 10.1007/BF00688687

Cite this article as:
Tagliavini, F. & Pilleri, G. Acta Neuropathol (1985) 66: 127. doi:10.1007/BF00688687

Summary

A morphometric study of the basal nucleus of Meynert has been performed in a case of familial olivopontocerebellar atrophy with mental deterioration. The magnocellular population of the basal nucleus found to be substantially reduced in number (over 60%) as compared with that of three agematched controls. This finding has not been reported previously and might represent one of the antomic substrates of some of the cognitive disturbances exhibited by a considerable number of patients with olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA).

Key words

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) Subcortical dementia Basal nucleus of Meynert (bn. M) Neuropathology 

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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Tagliavini
    • 1
  • G. Pilleri
    • 1
  1. 1.Brain Anatomy InstituteUniversity of BerneOstermundigenSwitzerland

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