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August 8, 1925

Tumors of the Spinal Cord. The Symptoms of Irritation and Compression of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots. Pathology, Symptomatology, Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1925;85(6):460. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670060062035

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This is a classic contribution to the literature. It deals with the symptoms of irritation and compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots caused by tumors of the spinal cord, and with the pathology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord tumors. The work is based on the results of investigations carried out by the author during the last twelve years on 100 verified tumors of the spinal cord on which he personally studied and operated; eighty-one of these cases are given in detail. Special stress is laid on the general medical and neurologic aspects of spinal cord tumors. Often great diagnostic skill is required to differentiate between pain in the chest due to intrathoracic disease and that due to spinal root irritation, to distinguish between symptoms of intra-abdominal disease and root symptoms due to spinal disease, to understand the significance of brachial, intercostal or sciatic neuralgia. This also

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