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April 1936

Ueber die primären Tumoren des Sehnerven und der Sehnervenkreuzung. Inaugural Dissertation.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(4):936. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260040246020

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Lundberg presents in this monograph a review of all the published reports of cases of tumors of the optic nerves and chiasm, both gliomas and meningiomas, with a valuable tabulation of these cases. He reports nine cases of glioma, which were personally observed, in considerable detail. In all these cases he considers the tumor to be an oligodendroglioma, a diagnosis which seems to the reviewer somewhat questionable on the basis of the evidence given. He also reports a meningioma situated within the optic foramen.

There is nothing particularly new in the description of the pathologic or the clinical picture of the type of tumors discussed, but the dissertation will form a valuable source of references for any one interested in the subject.