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February 1932

INTRAMEDULLARY TUMOR OF THE SPINAL CORD AND A VASCULAR LESION OF THE CEREBRUM

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Surgery, the Mayo Foundation; ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Section on Neurologic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(2):420-424. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230140174013
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report certain procedures employed in the differential diagnosis of neurologic lesions in the case of a man with outstanding symptoms of pain and incoordination of the right hand, on which right hemiplegia was superimposed.

REPORT OF CASE 

Clinical History.  —A man, aged 52, came to the Mayo Clinic on Oct. 22, 1930, with a complaint of pain, of ten years' duration, in the right upper extremity. Pain of unknown etiology had been present in the back of the neck for nine years. For a year, this pain had remained bilateral and then gradually extended from the right side of the neck and head down the right arm; the hand became involved five years after the onset. The radial side of the forearm and hand was affected first. The pain recurred at intervals of from four to twelve months, lasted from three to six

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