Morphologic Variations of the External Arcuate Nucleus in Infants Dying of SIDS: A Preliminary Report

    Volume 39, Issue 4 (July 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Taylor, KL
    Resident, Assistant Professors and Graduate Student, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Blisard, KS
    Resident, Assistant Professors and Graduate Student, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Balko, MG
    Resident, Assistant Professors and Graduate Student, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    Gilson, TP
    Resident, Assistant Professors and Graduate Student, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    (Received 27 September 1993; accepted 26 January 1994)

    Abstract

    The external arcuate nucleus (EAN), located in the ventral medulla, is studied in 24 infants dying of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and 15 age-matched controls to identify differences in morphology in this region, thought to be involved in respiratory regulation. Significant differences are noted in EAN neuronal density, percentage of back-to-back neurons and volume of the EAN relative to the adjacent pyramids. These changes may be useful in evaluating sudden infant death.


    Paper ID: JFS13686J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13686J

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    Title Morphologic Variations of the External Arcuate Nucleus in Infants Dying of SIDS: A Preliminary Report
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