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December 1931

GLIOMA IN THE FOURTH VENTRICLE OF A PREMATURELY BORN INFANT

Author Affiliations

Boston; New York

From the Department of Neuropathology of Boston University School of Medicine and the Department of Pathology of the New York Lying-In Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(6):1234-1236. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230120117007
Abstract

In the pursuit of another inquiry, namely, the causation of fetal death, in which the examination of the medullae of the new-born was undertaken to determine the presence of hemorrhages,1 a certain set of minute histologic observations was selected, and this was adhered to for all the sections. These items were to include a scrutiny of the leptomeninges, the measured width of the vessel walls, the cellular and vascular content of the choroid plexus, the ependyma, the cranial nerve nuclei, the amount of neuroglia (by count in fields) in the substance of the medullae and the amount of myelin at this stage of development; this forms the subject matter of a communication to appear shortly.

This note is to record the discovery, made during the aforementioned histologic search, of a circular body in the fourth ventricle at the midolivary level, springing from the clothing cells of the ventricle. About

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