Chronic progressive and relapsing neuromyopathy with massive dilatations of endoplasmic reticulum in muscle fibers
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Large intracytoplasmic inclusions arising from the endoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope were found in the muscle fibers of a 32-year-old individual with a life-long, chronic and progressive sensory-motor neuropathy. The morphological features of the inclusions were similar to that occasionally reported in the striated muscles in several unrelated conditions as well as to "hyaline" or "colloid" inclusions commonly seen in motor neurons of the brain stem and spinal cord. The chemical nature of the inclusions is not known. Their occurrence in the muscle fibers is probably secondary to chronic denervation.
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