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The material presented in this small volume comprises 88 instances of lateral ventricle meningiomas reported in the world literature plus 12 patients who were harboring such a lesion and were observed at the Serafimer Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, between 1932 and 1954. The author has reviewed the case histories of the latter group and presents diagnostic radiographs, surgical protocols, and follow-up data. Although the review of the large number of previous publications (45 separate articles) is interesting and quite critical, no clear picture of a typical symptom constellation of neurological signs emerges. The symptoms are essentially those of increased intracranial pressure, namely, headache (78%) and failing vision (43%). The findings on examination likewise do not constitute a unique grouping and comprise papilledema (71%), visual field changes (53%), hemiparesis (37%), and mental changes (33%). To the neurologist the value of this book, which is quite nicely written, is to alert him
RANSOHOFF J. Choroid Plexus Meningiomas of the Lateral Ventricle. Arch Neurol. 1964;10(2):231. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460140117016
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