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April 1945

DISPLACEMENT OF THE PINEAL GLAND WITH EXTRADURAL HEMORRHAGE

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Neurologic Service of Dr. N. Savitsky, Morrisania City Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1945;53(4):311-312. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1945.02300040057011
Abstract

Although displacement of the pineal gland in cases of intracranial hemorrhage1 and subdural hematoma2 has been described, mention of such an occurrence with extradural hemorrhage is uncommon in the literature.

We report the following case of shift of the pineal gland with epidural bleeding due to traumatic rupture of the middle meningeal artery.

REPORT OF A CASE  E. M., a Negro aged 40, was admitted to the Morrisania City Hospital in a comatose state at 5: 10 a. m. on Dec. 1, 1944. He had been found unconscious in a subway station. No further information was obtainable.Examination on his admission to the ward revealed that he was well developed and well nourished. The pulse rate was 44 per minute, the temperature 95 F., the respiratory rate 12 per minute and the blood pressure 100 systolic and 65 mm. diastolic. There was a bruise over the left temporal

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