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November 1936

Gefässmissbildungen und Gefässgeschwülste des Gehirns.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(5):1151. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260110236020

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This book is a cooperative undertaking, each author being responsible for and signing certain chapters. The work begins, after a preface by Tönnis, with a pathologic study by Bergstrand. This is concerned mainly with terminology and adds little to the present knowledge of the pathologic features of the conditions mentioned. In view of his contention that all the lesions discussed are malformations and none of them tumors, the title of the monograph is somewhat surprising. Bergstrand comes to the conclusion that the best classification is: (1) angioma cavernosum and (2) angioma racemosum, the latter being subdivided into (a) telangiectasis, (b) Sturge-Weber's disease, (c) angioma arteriole racemosum, (d) aneurysma racemosum venosum and (e) aneurysma arteriovenosum.

The distinguishing characteristic of the angioma cavernosum, according to Bergstrand, is the absence of cerebral tissue between the vessels. In the angioma racemosum there is cerebral tissue, usually gliosed, between the vessels. The telangiectasis is composed

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