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February 1936

EPILEPTIFORM ATTACKS IN CASES OF GLIOMA OF THE CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES: RELATION TO THE LOCATION AND HISTOLOGIC TYPE OF THE GLIOMA

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the Department of Surgery, the University of Michigan.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(2):323-350. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260020117010
Abstract

Much has already been written concerning epileptiform seizures in cases of intracranial neoplasm. In most reports the frequency and type of epileptiform attacks are discussed in reference to the location of the tumor (Parker, Gibbs); little or no attention has been paid to the histologic type of the lesion. This kind of approach has been attempted only by R. Groff, in a recent contribution discussing epileptic attacks in cases of meningioma. Of late it has been recognized that lesions situated in certain cerebral areas do not always produce a constant neurologic syndrome and that the clinical signs may vary in accordance with the histologic nature of the disease (Bailey and Cushing). From this point of view I have analyzed the frequency and type of epileptiform attacks in cases of glioma. Special consideration has been given to the clinical symptomatology of the various subgroups of glioma.

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