Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank, London: overview and research

J Neural Transm Suppl. 1993;39:165-72.


The UK Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank receives tissue from patients with Parkinson's disease and a variety of different movement disorders. Half of the brain is used for full neuropathological examination prior to allocation for specific research projects. Clinical misdiagnosis occurs in a significant proportion of cases and clinico-pathological correlation provides valuable information for disease recognition. With the expanding number of other specialist brain banks there is a need for agreement on diagnostic criteria. Furthermore, awareness of different methods of tissue handling is essential.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • London
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / pathology*
  • Research
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Societies, Medical
  • Tissue Banks*