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Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Surgery Has a More Profound Effect than Anesthesia

Caption: These are microscope images of amyloid plaque (on left, arrows), and intracellular tau (on right) in the mouse brain. Below each image are the data showing enhancement of both pathological features when surgery is added to anesthesia (desflurane).

Credit: Rod Eckenhoff, M.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; redrawn from Tang et al, Annals of Surgery, 2012

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