Fine structure of intercellular junctions and blood vessels in medulloblastomas

Jacques Hassoun, Asao Hirano, Harry M. Zimmerman

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Six medulloblastomas were studied by electron microscopy. Two features were found which seem to be constant and essential characteristics of medulloblastoma. First, cell junctions are abundant between tumor cells. These are mostly desmosome-like but other, closer junctions, were also seen. Second, the capillary endothelia contain frequent tubular bodies and other inclusions which may be related to them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalActa neuropathologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1975
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood Vessel Ultrastructure
  • Endothelial Fenestrations
  • Intercellular Junctions
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Tubular Bodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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