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Ultrastructural studies of human cutaneous nerve with special reference to lamellated cell inclusions and vacuole-containing cells
  1. Marjorie J. Evans,
  2. J. B. Finean,
  3. A. L. Woolf
  1. Department of Medical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Birmingham, Smethwick
  2. Midland Centre for Neurosurgery, Smethwick


    One hundred and twenty-nine specimens of human cutaneous nerve obtained from patients suffering from a variety of neuromuscular disorders have been surveyed in detail by electron microscopy. The most striking finding was the presence of lamellated Schwann cell inclusions and of cells containing vacuoles, both of which appear to be derived from myelin and to show some correlation with sensory loss.

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