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January 1979

Neuropathologic Findings in a Patient With Neuroblastoma and Myoclonic Encephalopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Pathology, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City. Dr Cancilla is now with the Department of Neuropathology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(1):51. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500370081022

• The neuropathological basis for myoclonic encephalopathy associated with neuroblastoma has never been demonstrated. In our 6-year-old patient, the brain changes were restricted to the cerebellum and consisted of demyelination, gliosis, and loss of Purkinje's cells.