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University Hospital Marburg UKGM

location_on Marburg, Germany
8.6/10 from 18 Votes

Department of Neuropathology (89)

Axel Pagenstecher

Prof. Dr. med.

Axel Pagenstecher

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neuropathology at the University Hospital Marburg UKGM deals with the detection of pathological changes in the central and peripheral nervous systems, cerebral meninges and skeletal muscles. The main task of the department is to determine an accurate diagnosis based on the histological examination of tissues. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Axel Pagenstecher.

Histological examination is the gold standard of diagnosis, especially in the field of oncology. The department also offers an innovative diagnostic method of immunohistochemical examination, which has significantly improved the accuracy and reliability of the morphological method. Another focus of the department is placed on molecular biological examinations, which are often used in neuropathological diagnostics. Depending on the disease and the specific case, the department provides examinations of genetic material (DNA) sampled from the tumor tissues, transcribed RNA or proteins. Some of the examinations offered by the department can also be used in the diagnosis of other oncological diseases, which are not neuropathological, such as skin or colon cancer. 

The competencies of the department include:

  • Histopathology
  • Muscle and nerve biopsy
  • Molecular diagnosis
  • Liquor diagnosis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Autopsy

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