Frequency of neuropathology in a brain bank from a long-term, domiciliary population

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  • Postmortem analysis of brain chemistry and anatomy in the study of psychiatric disorders has enjoyed renewed interest recently. There are myriad difficulties in establishing a brain bank, including proper diagnosis and confounding neuropathology. These difficulties may become more pronounced in a long-term domiciliary facility. In order to begin to address neuropathologic considerations, we performed neuropathological examinations on each patient included in our bank of 20 brains. Forty-five per cent of all patients had significant and unexpected neuropathology. Selection of patients to be included in postmortem studies requires careful screening to enhance accurate neuropathological assessment.
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  • Healy DJ; Sima AAF; Tapp A; Watson SJ; Meador-Woodruff JH
  • Start Page

  • 45
  • End Page

  • 49
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 1