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Article
October 16, 1915

THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUMORS IN THE POSTERIOR CRANIAL FOSSA

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA; PUEBLO, COLO.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(16):1345-1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580160029009
Abstract

Our knowledge of cerebellar symptoms and of cerebellar localization has advanced considerably during the last few years, chiefly owing to the work of Babinski and Rothmann, but in comparison with cerebral symptomatology and localization this progress has not been great. This is mainly because clinicians have not studied their cases with sufficient care, and when diagnosing tumors in the posterior cranial fossa have been satisfied with gross diagnoses.

Recently one of us, with Dr. Mills,1 in a paper on cerebellar symptomatology and localization, reviewed most of the literature on this subject, both foreign and American. In only a few cases was any attempt made to differentiate cerebellar symptomatology to any of the limbs or parts of the trunk, while a study of the pathologic reports was equally disappointing; most writers were satisfied with the assertion that either one or both lateral lobes or the vermis was implicated, there being

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