Epilepsy & Seizures
Jan. 23, 2023
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Photomicrograph of Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes in the cerebral cortex. Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes are pathologic cells found in hepatic encephalopathy and hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson disease). These pathologic cells have a large vacuolated nucleus with chromatin displaced to one side. In this figure, Alzheimer type 2 astrocytes are shown highlighted by blue ovals. (Photomicrograph by Gambo7, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)