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July 23, 1932

Les tumeurs du quatrième ventricule: Étude anatomoclinique et thérapeutique.

JAMA. 1932;99(4):330. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740560056035

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Abstract

This sober and exhaustive study of tumors in a limited region of the intracranial cavity can be highly recommended to the attention of any one interested in the subject. The author is perfectly familiar with the recent work concerning intracranial tumors—their pathology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment—and applies this knowledge judiciously to his limited subject. His critical remarks are just, save perhaps when he attempts to explain the predominance of cerebellar symptoms on a phylogenic basis. This predominance can be much more simply explained by the fact that he has excluded, by definition, from his group of tumors of the fourth ventricle those which arise from the bulb and project into the fourth ventricle and has included, also by definition, the medulloblastoma, which is primarily a tumor of the vermis of the cerebellum. No such predominance of cerebellar over bulbar symptoms is evident in the case of the papilloma, which is

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