Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 17–26 | Cite as

A propos d'un cas d'encéphalopathie cirrhotique alcoolique

Remarques méthodologiques et résultats
  • C. Fuentès
  • H. Michel
  • G. Roch
  • R. Marty
Original Works

About a case of cirrhotic alcoholic encephalopathy

Methodological remarks and results


The neuropathologic study of an alcoholic cirrhotic encephalopathy was made after the fixation of the brain by immersion in a solution specially prepared for the electronic microscopy. The histological technics were used then, the Golgi-Cox method among others, confirmed the classic notions of neuronal rarefaction and of the proliferation of the glia cells, particularly in the cerebral cortex. The Bodian method for its part showed in the remaining cortical neuronic population, the existence of voluminous intracytoplasmic aggregates and the hypertrophy of the dendritic apparatus.

Key words

Alcoholic cirrhotic encephalopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Fuentès
    • 1
  • H. Michel
    • 2
  • G. Roch
    • 1
  • R. Marty
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Neuromorphologie fonctionnelle et de Neuropathologie ExpérimentaleUniversité de MontpellierMontpellier CédexFrance
  2. 2.Clinique des Maladies de l'Appareil Digestif, Hôpital Saint-EloiUniversité de Montepellier IMontpellier CédexFrance

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