May 22, 1948

Afecciones vasculares quirurgicas del encefalo

JAMA. 1948;137(4):419. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890380089031

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This monograph is based on a review of the literature and 32 cases studied by the authors, some of which were observed in Europe. The iconography, however, is new. The book is well illustrated but some of the roentgen photographs have been too much reduced so that the lesion is difficult to see. The authors use their own classification of these lesions, distinguishing the angiomatoses from the tumors. The congenital malformations are divided into (a) cavernomas, (b) telangiectases, (c) Sturge-Weber-Dimitri disease, (d) angiomas, venous and arterial and (c) arteriovenous aneurysms. The acquired angioses are traumatic arteriovenous fistulas and sacciform aneurysms. The tumors discussed are the hemangioblastomas of Lindau, angiogliomas and angioblastic meningiomas. The discussions of symptomatology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment follow classic lines, except that the authors believe pure arterial angiomas to be very rare. They use arteriography in the diagnosis, and the procedures outlined for treatment are reasonable and

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