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November 1938

MENINGIOMA OF THE LATERAL VENTRICLEReport of Two Cases

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Jacksonville, Fla.

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;40(5):997-1004. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270110151011
Abstract

Meningioma of the lateral ventricle is sufficiently rare to justify the report of 2 cases that have occurred recently in my practice. In each instance the tumor was a firm, encapsulated growth occurring in one of the lateral ventricles and attached to the choroid plexus, from which it seemed to arise. The symptoms were typical of those of increased intracranial pressure as seen in cases of tumor of the brain in which there are no localizing signs to warrant exploration without ventriculographic examination. The tumor can be removed completely with little difficulty by means of modern neurosurgical technic, leaving the patient with little or no impairment.

Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Cushing1 mentioned a case in which he performed operation in 1916; the patient made a good recovery and is now living twenty years later. Fincher2 reported 2 cases, in 1 of which

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