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Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 145–146 | Cite as

Electron microprobe study of calcifications in human brain tumors

  • S. Duckett
  • J. Poirier
  • P. Galle
Short Original Communications

Summary

Preliminary electron microprobe studies of a small number of meningiomas, oligodendrogliomas, glioblastoma multiformae, craniopharyngiomas, and metastatic epithelioma of the breast suggest that the elemental composition of the deposits associated with these tumors is characteristic for each type of tumor.

Key words

Microprobe Human Brain tumors 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Duckett
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Poirier
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Galle
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Jefferson Medical CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology and of BiophysicsCHU-Henri MondorCreteilFrance

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