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December 1937

ROENTGENOLOGIC STUDY OF ORIENTATION OF THE PINEAL BODYI. COMPARISON OF THE PROPORTIONAL AND THE GRAPHIC METHOD IN ABSENCE OF TUMOR OF THE BRAIN

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;38(6):1199-1207. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260240079006

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Abstract

Since Schüller, in 1918, first emphasized the importance of noting the position of the pineal body in cases of tumor of the brain and cerebral atrophy, increasing significance has been attached to its orientation in cases of intracranial pathologic conditions in which the presence of a mass or destruction or malformation of the brain is suspected. In earlier observations the measurements were readily made, for they were restricted to the anteroposterior or postero-anterior film, determining the midline relationships only. Many pineal glands were not sufficiently calcified to be identified on such films, and at the most such measurements could only lateralize the lesion. Under these circumstances, it was to be expected that attempts would be made to gain further information by. the mensuration of the lateral film, and it was fitting that the work should be carried on at the hospital in which Cushing had collected a mass of diagnostic,

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