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December 1954

NOTCHING OF OPTIC CHIASM BY OVERLYING ARTERIES IN PITUITARY TUMORS

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;52(6):971-972. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920050977021

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In their article entitled "Notching of the Optic Chiasm by Overlying Arteries in Pituitary Tumors," published in the February, 1954, issue of the Archives, pages 161-170, Rucker and Kernohan presented five cases of pituitary tumors with damage to the chiasm by the circle of Willis. They quoted L. Türck as the first author who, 100 years ago, described the strangulation of the optic nerves by the circle of Willis. Rucker and Kernohan, after having cited Türck, skipped all other publications until that of Fay and Grant in 1923. They cited, further, a candidate thesis by Lillie, 1931, and studies of Balado and Malbrán, 1933, and they gave two other references at the end of the text.Rucker and Kernohan overlooked my article "Symptoms and Treatment of Pituitary Tumors," published in the A. M. A. Archives of Otolaryngology (55:268-306, 1952). They would have found there three very

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