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Table 2 Neuropathological findings

From: Clinicopathological characteristics of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis resulting in a totally locked-in state (communication Stage V)

  1. DEG degeneration assessed degree of neuronal loss and gliosis on the hematoxylin and eosin, and Klüver--Barrera-stained sections
  2. The degeneration was indicated as absent (–); slight (+); mild (++); or severe (+++)
  3. NCI neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions, The NCI was indicated as none (0); rare (1); occasional (2); or frequent (3), yellow means that we were not able to evaluate the exact occurrence of NCI in the lesions, because of moderate to severe neuronal loss
  4. n not evaluated (or not examined), VPM ventral posterior medial nucleus
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