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September 22, 1906

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

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(12):923-926. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210120019001d

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Abstract

Case 11.  —Tumor of cerebellum.

History.  —F., aged 16, was referred to Dr. Spiller, July 16, 1904, by Dr. J. S. Baer and Dr. R. G. Curtin. The father of the patient possibly had had syphilis. The menses ceased about two years ago; having begun when she was 14, they had, therefore, been present only a short time. For about one year she had had a severe sensation of pressure at the back of the head, as though some one were pressing her brain out, but this sensation is not felt now. She has had headache, not localized to any one part of the head, and has had "neuralgia" in the left side of the forehead about a year. Before December, 1903, the headache was severe. About a year ago she began to have nausea and vomiting, at first about every six weeks, but these symptoms gradually became more frequent

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