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November 1958

Les Méningiomes: Etude clinique et chirurgicale

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(5):598. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340110068011

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This book presents a study of the clinical picture and surgical treatment of 340 cases of meningioma from the neurosurgical service of the Salpêtrierè between the years 1941 and 1956. It includes 87 parasagittal meningiomas, 33 meningiomas of the falx, 74 of the cerebral convexities, 24 of the ethmoidosphenoidal floor, 21 suprasellar meningiomas, 49 meningiomas of the small wing of the sphenoid, 10 of the temporal fossa, 30 of the posterior fossa, and some which fell into none of these groups. A brief section discussing spinal meningiomas is also included. Operative mortality varied from 12% to 18% over the years studied, becoming lower in the more recent years. Recurrence occurred in 20 cases (6%).

In the first chapter the general features of meningiomas are discussed, including etiology, pathologic anatomy, topographic features, clinical features, electroencephalographic changes, radiographic changes, findings on arteriography and air insufflation, surgical technique, and results. In the second

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