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February 11, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(6):162-163. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420330024006

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The report by Dr. Hektoen of sarcoma of the pons and of glio-sarcoma of the cerebellum, which we print in this number of The Journal, will call attention to many interesting points in connection with such growths. The difficulties of diagnosis and of localization are well illustrated; the tumor in the centre of the pons appears to have been quite misleading, although the symptoms were rather those of a lesion at the base than of the cortex. The interesting observation made by Gerhard that hæmorrhage into vascular gliomas is not followed by the somewhat persistent lowering of the temperature characteristic of ordinary extravasaions of blood into the brain appears to be true of sarcoma as well, although it may be that the infiltrations into the pontine tumor described were not large enough to warrant any definite conclusions on this point. It would have been very interesting to have observed whether

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