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October 7, 1961

Roentgenology of Intracranial Meningiomas

JAMA. 1961;178(1):94. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040400096044

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This book presents not only an interesting roentgenographic study of intracranial meningiomas, but a very excellent study of meningiomas in their entirety. The author had available to him a large series of 220 meningiomas which had been operated upon at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He has reviewed the literature of meningiomas rather thoroughly and has presented a historical review interestingly.

The chapter on clinical observations is very complete. The various pathological classifications are also presented. On the whole, the roentgenograms are of excellent quality, and a large variety of films are shown. These include plain skull roentgenograms as well as contrast studies, such as angiography and the various air studies. There are a number of drawings which are also of excellent quality and aid in elucidating the text.

I think this is a very fine book, concisely written, and it should be of interest to both neurosurgeon and radiologist.

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