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September 15, 1906

CEREBRAL DECOMPRESSION.PALLIATIVE OPERATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF TUMORS OF THE BRAIN.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(11):849-853. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210110033002h
Abstract

Case 4.  —Tumor of the cerebellum or cerebellopontile angle. The tumor was not found, but great benefit was obtained by a craniotomy associated with excision of a portion of one lateral lobe.

History.  —C. E., aged 23, was admitted to the University Hospital, Dee. 7, 1903, and was placed under the care of Dr. Charles K. Mills who reported that his illness began several months prior to his admission to the hospital, the principal symptoms being dizziness and intense headache, starting in the occipital region and radiating toward the forehead. Five weeks later his sight began to fail and a week later some weakness of the left arm and leg were noticed.At the time of his admission to the hospital he was suffering from the most distressing headache, which was almost constant, and from vertigo and ataxia to such an extent that it was almost impossible for him to

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