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February 1923


Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(2):178-183. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190200043003

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Case 1.—History.  —A boy, 10 years old, was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital on June 10, 1922, complaining of headache, vomiting, failing vision and numbness in the extremities. The headache had commenced a year previously, was chiefly frontal and was often accompanied by vomiting. Impairment of vision had been progressing steadily since early in May. Numbness of the limbs, especially on the right side, had been present for two weeks. Double vision had been complained of a year before and lasted several months.

Examination.  —There was distinct bulging of the forehead, and the superficial veins of the forehead and temples were prominent. In this region there was also tenderness on precussion. Hearing was normal. There was no paralysis of the extremities, and coordination was normal. The tendon reflexes were absent in the legs and present in the arms. The abdominal and plantar reflexes were normal. Sensation was normal. Dr. T.

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