This subject is of interest to neurologists and psychiatrists alike; to the former on account of the difficulties with which the diagnosis of lesions of the temporosphenoidal lobes have been associated, and to the latter because of the curious mental states which are very usually engendered.
An examination of pertinent literature shows that a large number of cases of tumor growth in these regions has been recorded, but the diagnosis has been made in only too many instances after the death of the patient, and a man of such wide experience as Byrom Bramwell has put on record his opinion that tumors in these areas are the most difficult of all cerebral growths to localize with accuracy.
This difficulty had its origin in two factors—the rarity of the disease and the comparative latency of the region affected. The last mentioned condition is one which should stimulate us to examine minutely
KENNEDY F. THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUMOR OR ABSCESS FORMATION IN THE TEMPOROSPHENOIDAL LOBES: WITH A REPORT OF A CASE, WITH OPERATION. JAMA. 1911;LVI(22):1639–1642. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560220015006
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