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April 1958

Augensymptomen bei Hirntumoren.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):633-634. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050189038

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The frequency of ocular signs and symptoms as the initial occurrence in the patient with a brain tumor is brought out by the author's figures that 60% of his cases presented eye signs as an initial complaint. This book, in German, details the methods of a neuro-ophthalmological examination which should be carried out in a patient suspected of a brain tumor. The general symptoms and signs due to increased intracranial pressure are described, followed by the local symptoms. Chapter IV relates the relationship between the eye signs and the nature of the tumor, and Chapter V covers pseudotumors. The last chapter summarizes the author's experiences with 1600 cases seen in the neurosurgical clinic of the University of Zurich.

For those who read German fluently this is a very valuable book; for the author has had a wide experience with brain tumors and has carefully reviewed and documented all his cases.

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