An epithelial cyst of the spinal cord. An electron microscopic study

Asao Hirano, Nitya R. Ghatak, Hugh S. Wisoff, H. M. Zimmerman

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Abstract

The fine structure of an intradural and extramedullary cyst compressing the spinal cord was examined. The cyst was lined by a single epithelial layer of both ciliated and non-ciliated cells. The non-ciliated cells differ from the former by the presence of secretory granules and a surface coating as well as other characteristics. The epithelial layer was bordered by a basement membrane and prominent interdigitation was found along the lateral borders. The origin of these cells is unknown but the similarity between them and the epithelium of the respiratory tract is noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-223
Number of pages10
JournalActa neuropathologica
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1971

Keywords

  • Cilia
  • Enterogenous Cyst
  • Ependyma
  • Epithelial Cyst
  • Spinal Cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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