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July 1928

BLOOD IN THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUIDRESULTANT FUNCTIONAL AND ORGANIC ALTERATIONS IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM B. CLINICAL DATA

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Neurological Laboratory of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic, Johns Hopkins University.

Arch Surg. 1928;17(1):39-81. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140070042003
Abstract

In a report concerning some experiments made to determine the effect of a relatively small amount of blood in the cerebrospinal fluid,1 attention was directed to the acute and chronic symptoms resulting from the meningeal irritation caused by the blood. The present report concerns some experiences with bloody cerebrospinal fluid in patients ranging in age from a few days to 56 years who presented meningeal lesions similar to those produced in the experiments.

The sudden appearance of blood in the cerebrospinal fluid of the very young or of middle-aged persons is rare enough to excite one's curiosity as to the cause of the bleeding. The first part of this paper deals with the examination of the brains in some of the fatal cases and the lesions responsible for the blood.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —Venous plexus of cerebellar pia; drainage of cerebrospinal fluid without benefit.Baby G. was

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