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July 1932

MULTIPLE TUMORS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Pathology PHILADELPHIA

From the Department of Pathology, Jefferson Medical College.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):132-139. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010140010
Abstract

Multiple tumors of the nervous system in which each separate tumor has somewhat different histologic and functional characteristics occur with sufficient frequency to warrant a more thorough study of them. An etiologic classification of such tumors would remove the obvious defects in our present method of attempting to classify them according to their similarity to adult tissues (Masson1). The following case is a striking example.

REPORT OF CASE 

Clinical History.  —A. M., a white man, aged 30, a janitor and trucker, was admitted to the Jefferson Hospital on Feb. 15, 1930, to the service of Dr. Edward Strecker. The father died of insanity at 65, and one brother committed suicide. The patient had had a congenital strabismus from birth. The present illness came on gradually. First there was ataxia and difficulty in raising the feet to walk up steps, with gradually increasing intermittent edema and pain across the abdomen.

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