“Glial bundles” in the spinal cord late after paralytic anterior poliomyelitis

Makoto Iwata, Asao Hirano

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Abstract

“Glial bundles” in the proximal portion of the anterior spinal roots, identical to those in Werdnig‐Hoffmann disease, were observed in 3 patients many years after attacks of acute paralytic anterior poliomyelitis. These structures should therefore be considered a nonspecific astrocytic reaction secondary to the destruction of motor neurons and their axons rather than a malformation specific for Werdnig‐Hoffmann disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-563
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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