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February 1935

A CASE OF PSYCHOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH MIDLINE CEREBELLAR TUMOR

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(2):399-405. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250140155014
Abstract

The occurrence of mental symptoms in tumors of the frontal lobe is sufficiently frequent to have established a widely recognized clinical syndrome. Whether the mental symptoms of lesions of the frontal lobe are evidences of focal destruction alone is not certain, but they are so regarded by the majority of observers. With increasing interest in the psychiatry of cerebral tumors it has become apparent that mental disturbances may arise in the course of tumors in other portions of the brain, and that such disturbances cannot always be attributed to a high degree of intracranial pressure, a factor which may, of course, give rise to some degree of mental hebetude in any patient. Perhaps excepting the corpus callosum, however, the frontal lobes remain the portions of the brain which are most liable to respond to neoplasms with early and predominant alterations in personality or in personality or intellect.1 When such

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