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September 1941

Orbital Tumors: Results Following the Transcranial Operative Attack.

Arch NeurPsych. 1941;46(3):568. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1941.02280210194021

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This little book consists chiefly of a series of well illustrated histories of 31 cases of tumor involving the roof of the orbit and intracranial cavity. In the series, there were 9 cases of dural meningioma with hyperostosis of the skull, 5 of Schüller-Christian disease, 4 of glioma of the optic nerve, 2 each of pure osteoma and of dural tumor without hyperostosis and 1 each of the following types: inflammatory mass, pure fibroma, osteomatous cyst, spindle cell sarcoma, round cell sarcoma, bilateral dural meningioma of the optic sheath, sarcoma with hyperostosis, periosteal sarcoma and carcinoma.

Operation, usually through a unilateral frontal or frontotemporal approach, was performed in 24 cases, with the astonishingly low mortality of 1 death. There was substantial relief of symptoms in practically all cases, even though the tumor could not be removed.

The author has done a real service in recording the excellent operative results for

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