Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 265–269 | Cite as

Ribosome-lamella complexes in intracranial tumours

  • P. V. Best
Regular Papers


A report is given of four intracranial tumours which contained ribosome-lamella complexes (RLCs). Three of the tumours were of neuroectodermal origin (two gangliogliomas and an astrocytoma), in which these structures have not previously been documented, and one was a haemangioblastoma. This study supports the view that RLCs may be related to abnormal protein synthesis.

Key words

Ribosome-lamella complexes Intracranial tumours 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Best
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Aberdeen Medical SchoolAberdeenScotland

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