Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 75, Issue 6, pp 637–639 | Cite as

Abnormal course of spinal posterior roots and tracts associated with brain malformations

Sensory pathway malformation
Case reports


An unusual mode of the spinal posterior nerve root entrance and of the course of ascending tracts in the hyperplastic gray matter of the posterior horn was observed in three newborn babies. This “sensory pathway malformation” was combined with severe but unspecific brain anomalies. The common associated brain anomaly was agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Key words

Sensory pathway malformation Posterior root anomaly Posterior tract anomaly Spinal cord malformation Agenesis of corpus callosum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hori
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeuropathologyMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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