Friday, April 15, 2011

What's the Diagnosis April 15, 2011

This is a low and high power view of the cervical spinal cord. What's going on here? Good luck!!


  1. This must be cerebellar tissue from herniation through the foramen magnum.

  2. Let me try this again! Excellent answer!

    This is brain death. Pieces of necrotic cerebellum drop down and surround the cervical spinal cord. The arrows point to fragments of granule cell layer and the arrow heads point to Purkinje cells. Don't call this inflammation!

  3. Hi Peter,

    I found your blog from the Top 25 site link.

    Thanks for all your insights!

    Christopher J. Conner

    Crime Scene Training

  4. Hi Christopher, welcome! Hope you enjoy the blog!