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Sept 2, 1968

Non-Neoplastic Intracranial Lesions

JAMA. 1968;205(10):707. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140360067031

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This joint effort from the departments of radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, and neuropathology of the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center continues the transcription of conferences covering diseases of the nervous system. Earlier volumes of this series dealt with scalp, skull, meninges, and glial tumors of the brain. In this volume there is a wealth of information concerning congenital anomalies, trauma, infections, vascular malformations and occlusive disease, degenerative diseases, pseudotumor, etc. Radioisotopic and ultrasonic investigations are not included.

In great part, the material is presented as brief case histories, followed by radiologic studies, clinical impressions, and operative or autopsy studies. A few (37 in all) references to pertinent articles are included. The greatest bulk of the book consists of radiograms. These seem not to be as well done as in the previous volumes, and often the details of sellar changes, calcifications, split sutures, etc, are better seen in the air or angiographic