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August 1964

Meningiomas Involving the Temporal Bone; Clinical and Pathological Aspects.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(2):223. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460200119013

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This title would catch the attention of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and otologists in the ordinary course of events, but this book should be recommended to all members of the medical profession since the early recognition of these unusual lesions is of vital importance in their clinical management. The author has made a very careful study of three patients with whose care he was closely associated and of histological material available to him from four additional patients. These studies have been unusually well documented with fine illustrative material including x-rays, half-tone drawings, and histological sections. He has also tabulated the important findings in 30 cases previously reported in the literature.

As the author points out, arachnoid villi are commonly present in four regions of the temporal bone, and a meningioma may originate in any of these regions thus producing symptoms of slow insidious onset notoriously difficult to diagnose. Only by having a

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