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November 30, 1907

Intracranial Tumor Due to Traumatism.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530220045018

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Florence, Italy, Nov. 1, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I was much interested in the case of cerebral tumor resulting from trauma, reported in The Journal, Oct. 19, 1907, page 1361, by Dr. Leszynsky and commented on editorially in the same issue. The report reminded me of the first case of cerebral surgery in which I ever operated. The cause of the tumor—in my case, a fibroma—was the same, viz., trauma from a small splinter of bone from the inner table of the skull—a very rare fracture. In Dr. Leszynsky's case only two years elapsed between the accident and death; in my own over twenty years elapsed between the accident and the operation. The bone splinter was found at operation, adhering to the dura from which the fibroma arose. The operation was done in the autumn of 1887 and was reported in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences in, I

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