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Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 59–61 | Cite as

Apert's syndrome with central nervous system anomalies

  • J. A. Maksem
  • U. Roessmann
Short Original Communications

Summary

The pathologic anatomy of the central nervous system is described in a patient with Apert's syndrome. Multiple developmental anomalies of the brain were noted including disturbances of rhinencephalic organization. The association between maldevelopment of the rhinencephalon and the face is well known. Cranial vault malformations may also be associated with maldevelopment of the rhinencephalon.

Key words

Apert's syndrome Craniostenosis Craniosynostosis Rhinencephalon 

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© Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Maksem
    • 1
  • U. Roessmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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