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November 1919

THE EYE SYMPTOMS IN PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI, WITH REPORT OF AN ADDITIONAL OBSERVATION: RETROCESSION OF BILATERAL CHOKED DISK TO NORMAL; UNILATERAL DEAFNESS FOLLOWED CNE YEAR LATER BY THE LOSS OF The VESTIBULAR FUNCTION AND THE UNILATERAL APPEARANCE OF THE ROMBERG SIGN

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HAVANA, CUBA

Arch NeurPsych. 1919;2(5):539-561. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180110049005
Abstract

DEFINITION  By pseudotumor cerebri we understand a syndrome that presents all the cardinal symptoms of brain tumor, a syndrome which, in fact, does not admit of any other diagnosis, yet the consequent clinical course of the disease, whether it leads to improvement or to a cure, does not confirm the primary diagnosis. A certain number of necropsies following an operation or sudden death yielded entirely negative results, since no neoplasm in the brain could be found. In about ten cases certain alterations were found, but these were of so slight a nature that they could by no means explain the symptoms, and in three cases, even with the most exact microscopic examinations of the brain, no cause could be discovered for either the disease or its fatal termination.

HISTORY  Hughlings Jackson1 published in 1876 a report of a case with all the symptoms of brain tumor and double choked

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