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July 1958

Affeciones vasculares quirúrgicas del encéfalo (Surgical Vascular Diseases of the Brain)

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(1):63. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340070081012

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This is the second edition of the authors' monograph on "Surgical Vascular Diseases of the Brain" (written in Spanish), which was first published in 1945. It is profusely illustrated, with 162 figures. Its drawings and statistical tables are clearly presented and informative. Perhaps the outstanding contribution of this volume, especially for those who do not read Spanish, are its remarkable photographs of patients, pathological material, and microscopic sections, and its beautiful skull plates.

The authors present their experience with over 400 patients with cerebral vascular diseases, classified under four general headings: (1) congenital vascular malformations; (2) acquired lesions (aneurysms and arteriovenous lesions of syphilitic, mycotic, arteriosclerotic, and traumatic origin); (3) tumors (angiomas and angioblastomas), and (4) mixed lesions. They state, however: "Although this book has the title 'Surgical Vascular Diseases of the Brain,' we have not included all the vascular diseases that may be benefited by surgery; rather, the book