New ultrastructural changes of the ependyma in experimental hydrocephalus

F. Takei, A. Hirano, K. Shapiro, I. J. Kohn

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New ultrastructural alterations of the ependymal cells in the altered container model of experimental feline hydrocephalus are described. These include half desmosomes and a basal lamina on the apical surface of the ependymal cells, punctate adhesion-like structures between intraventricular mononuclear cell and the apical surface of the ependymal cells and unusual distortion of the ependymal cells. The significance of these previously unreported morphological alterations is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalActa neuropathologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1987



  • Ependyma
  • Experimental hydrocephalus
  • Ultrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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