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March 1939

Yodoventriculografia (Fosa posterior).

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;41(3):658. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270150232023

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"No conscientious surgeon should operate on the posterior fossa without first performing iodoventriculography." The use of iodized oil as a contrast medium in encephalography was introduced by Balado in 1928. Since, the procedure has been utilized in his clinic in approximately 600 cases. The method has been almost universally condemned without trial by non-Argentine authors.

This excellent monograph is devoted to a review of the 100 cases of infratentorial tumor in which an anatomic certification of the lesion was possible. The illustrations leave no doubt of the diagnostic possibilities of the method. The third ventricle, infundibulum, suprapineal recess, aqueduct and fourth ventricle are as sharply outlined as by a metal cast when filling is complete. Incomplete filling is rather common, however. The deformities produced by tumors and obstructions of various types are usually interpretable even without stereoscopy. The method appears to be a real aid to the visualization of tumors