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September 1935

TUMORS OF THE FRONTAL LOBEAN ANATOMIC AND PATHOLOGIC STUDY

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Neurologic Surgery, The Mayo Foundation; ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the sections on pathologic anatomy and neurologic surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(3):605-617. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250210126009
Abstract

This study is the result of an analysis of the anatomic site of and the histopathologic observations on a series of 314 tumors of the frontal lobes. One of us (Adson1) has recently commented on the operability of brain tumors and the problems arising from lesions in the anterior cranial fossa.

This series includes all histologically verified neoplasms of the frontal lobes encountered at the Mayo Clinic up to Jan. 1, 1933. No metastatic lesions have been included in the series, and no tumors have been certified on the basis of the presence of cystic fluid alone.

The value of a consideration of a series of histologically verified and classified tumors of the brain is obvious, from the standpoint of both the surgeon and the pathologist. It must be pointed out, as Learmonth and Voris2 have stated, that such a series does not give the actual incidence of

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