The neuroanatomy of Rett syndrome: Neuropathological and neuroimaging studies

W. E. Kaufmann, G. D. Pearlson, S. Naidu

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Rett Syndrome (RS) is a developmental disorder, of probable genetic origin, which predominantly affects females. Neuroanatomically, it is characterized by a generalized reduction in neuronal size which is reflected in a global decrease in brain volume. Superimposed to this, there are specific changes that involve the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway and the basal forebrain cholinergic system. Research using new neuroanatomic and neuroimaging approaches will help to further delineate the RS phenotype, as well as it will provide insight into the pathogenesis of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages13
JournalRivista Medica
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998


  • Developmental disorders
  • Mental Retardation
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neuroimaging
  • Rett Syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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