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July 31, 1909

A CASE OF SUCCESSFUL REMOVAL OF A CEREBELLAR TUMOR

Author Affiliations

Neurologist and Surgeon respectively to the Allegheny General Hospital PITTSBURG

JAMA. 1909;LIII(5):364-369. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550050007002g
Abstract

In a recent study Schuster, of Berlin, finds that about 15 per cent. of intracranial tumors are situated in the cerebellum.

In his work on brain surgery, published in 1893, Dr. M. Allen Starr collected 16 cases of cerebellar tumor in which operations had been done. In 11 of these cases the tumor was not found; of the other 5 patients, 3 died from the operation, and 2 cases the tumor was removed and the patient relieved. Writing again ten years later,1 including his own personal experience up to that time, Dr. Starr collected 1,277 cases of brain tumor; of this number, he regarded 104 as operable. Among these 1,277 cases he found 58 cases of operations for cerebellar tumors. Dr. Starr gives table of operations for brain tumor (Table 1):

Writing only two years later, in 1905, Mills and Frazier were able to collect reports of 116 cases of

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