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May 17, 1930


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Chicago.

JAMA. 1930;94(20):1552-1554. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710460006003

It is doubtful whether chondroma of the intervertebral disk, as originally described by Stookey,1 is as rare as a review of the literature would indicate. The first reference to this condition to be found in the literature is by Adson,2 who briefly mentioned one case with involvement of the cervical region; but the first detailed study was published in 1928 by Stookey, who reported seven cases, all arising in the cervical region. A year later von Péchy3 reported one arising in the thoracic region, thus making a total of nine cases. Inquiry of Dr. A. W. Adson4 reveals that he has since then seen at least three other cases, probably more. One of these arose in the thoracic region and one involved the cauda equina. Dr. Max M. Peet5 informs me that he has had "at least three cases" of this type, one each in

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