There are numerous reports in the literature on the findings in the cerebrospinal fluid in cases of tumor of the brain. Most of these reports, however, are confined to an analysis of the cell count or the protein content of the fluid in a few cases, and there are few data in the literature on the complete findings at lumbar puncture in a large series of cases. I have thought it advisable, therefore, to report the findings at lumbar puncture in 182 cases in which the diagnosis was confirmed at operation or at necropsy. In addition, I shall present data on the relationship of the protein content of the ventricular fluid and that of the lumbar fluid and on the localizing significance of this relationship in cases of tumor of the brain.
DANGERS OF LUMBAR PUNCTURE IN CASES OF TUMOR OF THE BRAIN
The paucity of reports on the findings
MERRITT HH. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID IN CASES OF TUMORS OF THE BRAIN. Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(6):1175–1187. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250240044004
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