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March 1936

Benign Encapsulated Tumors in the Lateral Ventricles of the Brain.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(3):700. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260030272020

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This book is a companion to the monograph published by Dandy in 1933, "Benign Tumors in the Third Ventricle of the Brain; Diagnosis and Treatment," Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, and details personal experiences with fifteen benign encapsulated tumors of the lateral ventricle, together with an account of twenty-five other tumors reported in the literature. The fact that only one death has occurred in the last eleven cases is attributed to the ability of the author in localization and extirpation, since, as he himself states, "It need hardly be added that a fatality is an almost necessary sequel to any misplaced cranial exposure." Dandy has been unable to reconstruct any clinical syndrome by which the diagnosis can be made and relies entirely on ventriculography. The chapters dealing with ventriculography and with the surgical aspects of the cases are direct and to the point, dogmatic at times and well written. In