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November 1927


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Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(5):755-765. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210050087006

Practically all who have reported cases of hemangioma of the spinal cord have referred to the lesion as most uncommon. Cobb,1 in 1915, was perhaps the first to make a serious attempt to review the subject. He reported one case from Cushing's clinic and found reports of seven others in the literature. Since then, other investigators have given attention to the subject, and it is now possible to collect reports of twenty-one cases. Most observers have contributed one case each, but Elsberg2 mentions six, Adson3 three and Dandy4 two, and Sargent5 gives a report of four patients personally observed and operated on. I can add one typical and one atypical case.

While there are points of similarity in the clinical course in these cases, it is doubtful if anything like a typical picture can be drawn. Sargent points out that "variability in the symptoms" is