Asymptomatic demyelinated plaque in the spinal cord

N. R. Ghatak, A. Hirano, H. Lijtmaer, H. M. Zimmerman

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Abstract

A clinically silent multiple sclerosis (MS) plaque in the midcervical spinal cord was found unexpectedly at autopsy in a 66 yr old man who died of bronchogenic carcinoma. The patient's history revealed a transient episode of neurological symptoms compatible with an attack of MS more than 30 yr prior to death, with no appreciable residual deficits. The discrete anatomical location of this plaque with well preserved axons emphasizes that the retention of functional integrity of demyelinated axons may be an important factor underlying the poor clinicopathologic correlation in MS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-486
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1974

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Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord
Axons
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Autopsy
Cord
Attack
Integrity

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Ghatak, N. R., Hirano, A., Lijtmaer, H., & Zimmerman, H. M. (1974). Asymptomatic demyelinated plaque in the spinal cord. Archives of Neurology, 30(6), 484-486.

Asymptomatic demyelinated plaque in the spinal cord. / Ghatak, N. R.; Hirano, A.; Lijtmaer, H.; Zimmerman, H. M.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 30, No. 6, 1974, p. 484-486.

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Ghatak, NR, Hirano, A, Lijtmaer, H & Zimmerman, HM 1974, 'Asymptomatic demyelinated plaque in the spinal cord', Archives of Neurology, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 484-486.
Ghatak NR, Hirano A, Lijtmaer H, Zimmerman HM. Asymptomatic demyelinated plaque in the spinal cord. Archives of Neurology. 1974;30(6):484-486.
Ghatak, N. R. ; Hirano, A. ; Lijtmaer, H. ; Zimmerman, H. M. / Asymptomatic demyelinated plaque in the spinal cord. In: Archives of Neurology. 1974 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 484-486.
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