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Some Sensory Nerve Endings in the Skin: Preliminary Report on the Morphology of Cutaneous Sensation

Some Sensory Nerve Endings in the Skin: Preliminary Report on the Morphology of Cutaneous Sensation Abstract There is no other field of dermatopathology that has been neglected as much as that of the neuropathology of the skin. Among all the precise descriptions of changes in epidermal cells, connective tissue, and ground substance, one seldom finds an elaboration of the changes in the nerve patterns. Pautrier's discussion of this discrepancy is still as pertinent as it was when it was published in 1935.1 One of the chief reasons for the lack of interest in this subject is the fact that very little has been done to delineate the sensory bodies that are found in normal skin, and how these endings may vary from location to location. Studies have been made of special areas and with techniques which are difficult to use, but on a practical level there are few undisputed facts known which the dermatologist interested in nerve tissue can verify References 1. Stöhr,5 Vol. 4, p. 236. 2. Personal communication to the author. 3. Pautrier, L. M.: Les insufficances de nos techniques et les lacunes de nos connaissances en matière de système nerveux de la peau , Bull. Soc. franç. dermat. et syph. 42:1064, 1935. 4. Woollard, H. H.: The Anatomy of Peripheral Sensation , Brit. M. J. 2:861, 1936.Crossref 5. Ruffini, A.: Les dispositifs anatomiques de la sensibilité cutanée: sur les expansions nerveuses de la peau , Rev. gén. d'histol. 1:419, 1905. 6. Boeke, J.: Nerve Endings, Motor and Sensory , in Cytology and Cellular Pathology of the Nervous System , edited by W. Penfield, New York, Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1932, p. 243. 7. Heringa, G. C., cited by Boeke.4 8. References 2, 7, and 16. 9. Stöhr, P., Jr.: Das peripheren Nervensystem , in Handbuch der Mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen , edited by W. von Möllendorf, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1927, Vol. 4, p. 217. 10. Bazett, H. C.; McGlone, B.; Williams, R. G., and Lufkin, H. M.: Sensation: Depth, Distribution and Probable Identification in the Prepuce of Sensory End-Organs Concerned in Sensations of Temperature and Touch; Thermometric Conductivity , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 27:489, 1932. 11. Weddell, G.: The Pattern of Cutaneous Innervation in Relation to Cutaneous Sensibility , J. Anat. 75:346, 1941. 12. Woollard, H. H.; Weddell, G., and Harpman, J. A.: Observations on the Neurohistologic Basis of Cutaneous Pain , J. Anat. 74:413, 1940. 13. Weddell, G., and Glees, P.: The Early Stages in the Degeneration of Cutaneous Nerve Fibers , J. Anat. 76:65, 1941. 14. Winkelmann, R. K.: A Silver Impregnation Method for Nerve Endings , J. Invest. Dermat. , to be published. 15. Agababow, A.: Über die Nerven in den Augenhäuten , von Graefes Arch. Ophth. 83:317, 1912. 16. Woollard, H. H.: Intra-Epidermal Nerve Endings , J. Anat. 71:54, 1936. 17. Woollard, H. H.: Continuity in Nerve Fibers , J. Anat. 71:480, 1937. 18. Becker, S. W., Jr.; Fitzpatrick, T. H., and Montgomery, H.: Human Melanogenesis: Cytology and Histology of Pigment Cells (Melanodendrocytes) A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 65:511, 1952. 19. Jaeger, H.: Recherches histologiques sur les terminaisons nerveuses dans la peau normale des organes génitaux externes humains , Dermatologica 90:49, 1944. 20. Woollard, H. H.: Observations on the Terminations of Cutaneous Nerves , Brain 58:352, 1935. 21. Dallenbach, K.: Temperature Spots and End Organs , Am. J. Psychol. 39:402, 1927. 22. Weddell, G., and Harpman, J. A.: The Neurohistological Basis for the Sensation of Pain Provoked from Deep Fascia, Tendon, and Periosteum , J. Neurol. & Psychiat. 3:319, 1940. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Some Sensory Nerve Endings in the Skin: Preliminary Report on the Morphology of Cutaneous Sensation

A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology , Volume 71 (3) – Mar 1, 1955

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Abstract There is no other field of dermatopathology that has been neglected as much as that of the neuropathology of the skin. Among all the precise descriptions of changes in epidermal cells, connective tissue, and ground substance, one seldom finds an elaboration of the changes in the nerve patterns. Pautrier's discussion of this discrepancy is still as pertinent as it was when it was published in 1935.1 One of the chief reasons for the lack of interest in this subject is the fact that very little has been done to delineate the sensory bodies that are found in normal skin, and how these endings may vary from location to location. Studies have been made of special areas and with techniques which are difficult to use, but on a practical level there are few undisputed facts known which the dermatologist interested in nerve tissue can verify References 1. Stöhr,5 Vol. 4, p. 236. 2. Personal communication to the author. 3. Pautrier, L. M.: Les insufficances de nos techniques et les lacunes de nos connaissances en matière de système nerveux de la peau , Bull. Soc. franç. dermat. et syph. 42:1064, 1935. 4. Woollard, H. H.: The Anatomy of Peripheral Sensation , Brit. M. J. 2:861, 1936.Crossref 5. Ruffini, A.: Les dispositifs anatomiques de la sensibilité cutanée: sur les expansions nerveuses de la peau , Rev. gén. d'histol. 1:419, 1905. 6. Boeke, J.: Nerve Endings, Motor and Sensory , in Cytology and Cellular Pathology of the Nervous System , edited by W. Penfield, New York, Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1932, p. 243. 7. Heringa, G. C., cited by Boeke.4 8. References 2, 7, and 16. 9. Stöhr, P., Jr.: Das peripheren Nervensystem , in Handbuch der Mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen , edited by W. von Möllendorf, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1927, Vol. 4, p. 217. 10. Bazett, H. C.; McGlone, B.; Williams, R. G., and Lufkin, H. M.: Sensation: Depth, Distribution and Probable Identification in the Prepuce of Sensory End-Organs Concerned in Sensations of Temperature and Touch; Thermometric Conductivity , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 27:489, 1932. 11. Weddell, G.: The Pattern of Cutaneous Innervation in Relation to Cutaneous Sensibility , J. Anat. 75:346, 1941. 12. Woollard, H. H.; Weddell, G., and Harpman, J. A.: Observations on the Neurohistologic Basis of Cutaneous Pain , J. Anat. 74:413, 1940. 13. Weddell, G., and Glees, P.: The Early Stages in the Degeneration of Cutaneous Nerve Fibers , J. Anat. 76:65, 1941. 14. Winkelmann, R. K.: A Silver Impregnation Method for Nerve Endings , J. Invest. Dermat. , to be published. 15. Agababow, A.: Über die Nerven in den Augenhäuten , von Graefes Arch. Ophth. 83:317, 1912. 16. Woollard, H. H.: Intra-Epidermal Nerve Endings , J. Anat. 71:54, 1936. 17. Woollard, H. H.: Continuity in Nerve Fibers , J. Anat. 71:480, 1937. 18. Becker, S. W., Jr.; Fitzpatrick, T. H., and Montgomery, H.: Human Melanogenesis: Cytology and Histology of Pigment Cells (Melanodendrocytes) A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 65:511, 1952. 19. Jaeger, H.: Recherches histologiques sur les terminaisons nerveuses dans la peau normale des organes génitaux externes humains , Dermatologica 90:49, 1944. 20. Woollard, H. H.: Observations on the Terminations of Cutaneous Nerves , Brain 58:352, 1935. 21. Dallenbach, K.: Temperature Spots and End Organs , Am. J. Psychol. 39:402, 1927. 22. Weddell, G., and Harpman, J. A.: The Neurohistological Basis for the Sensation of Pain Provoked from Deep Fascia, Tendon, and Periosteum , J. Neurol. & Psychiat. 3:319, 1940.

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