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March 1940

LINDAU'S DISEASE: REPORT OF SIX CASES, WITH SURGICAL VERIFICATION IN FOUR LIVING PATIENTS

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TORONTO, CANADA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(3):564-576. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130630012
Abstract

In 3 cases a diagnosis of Lindau's disease1 has been verified recently by craniotomy at the Toronto General Hospital, and in a fourth case, that of a blind sister of 1 of the patients in the aforementioned 3 cases, a cerebellar hemangioendothelioma was removed in Vancouver, B. C., in 1938. All 4 patients have since returned to their work. The mother in one of the two families involved died after an operation for tumor of the brain in 1918; the father in the other family died in 1916 of intracranial complications ; both of them had been blind in one eye for five years before death. In all, 6 of the 11 members in two generations have been affected, and the surgical diagnosis has been confirmed by pathologic examination in 2 of the cases in which the patients are living.

Before 1928 fatal results were uniformly reported in the treatment

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