February 1945

El síndrome de Morgagni.

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By Carlos A. Campos. Pp. 150, with 12 illustrations. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Iglesias y Matera, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(2):144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210260072013

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Dr. Campos presents a complete discussion of Morgagni's syndrome in this work. The syndrome is described as occurring most frequently in women between the third and sixth decades of life. Cardinal symptoms are a symmetric hyperostosis of the internal table of the frontal bone with a varying neurologic or neuropsychiatric picture. Concomitant obesity is present in about one half of the cases.

The history of the syndrome is reviewed, and a report on 12 cases is included. All of the patients described were women between 30 and 80 years of age; the majority were in the menopause. Eight had arterial hypertension, and 11 had obesity of the rhizomelic type. All had endocranial hyperostosis, localized in the ascending or vertical part of the frontal bone. This symptom, Dr. Campos believes, is fundamental and must be present for diagnosis. He classifies hyperostosis into: (1) internal frontal hyperostosis, the most common and characteristic

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