Surgery Has a More Profound Effect than Anesthesia (image) University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.