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June 1980

In Praise of Longitudinal Schism

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Department of Pathology St Vincent Hospital Worcester, MA 01604

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(6):399. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500550101031

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To the Editor.—  A Neuropath man, it is said, Will do the same thing to each head. In dank formaldehyde suspend Each brain until three weeks will end. He then will shear in plane coronal All brains diseased by bug, hormonal Tumors, or vessels—they're all the same There must be magic in the plane.But can it be from time to time That knowledge lies in other line? To illustrate the tale I tell Oh gentle reader gaze a spell, On these two figures showing thee How tumors relate to ventricle three.The colloid cyst that you have spied Monro's foramen does quite hide. The fluid that would pass that way In lateral chamber had to stay. To circumvent this situation A catheter was placed in station.But later hemorrhage occurred From choroid plexus that perturbed The structures that are placed close by And blood within these tissues lies.Figure

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