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Article
November 1940

A REVISION OF THE CEREBELLOPONTILE ANGLE LESION SYNDROME: WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE VESTIBULAR FINDINGS IN THIRTY-FOUR CASES OF VERIFIED TUMOR OF THE CEREBELLOPONTILE ANGLE

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(5):877-886. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020884005
Abstract

It is not the object of this paper to show that a vestibular examination is a valuable aid to the neurologist or neurosurgeon in the study of patients thought to have a lesion in the cerebellopontile angle. Apropos of this wrote Harvey Cushing1 in his monograph entitled "Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus":

It would be ideal could the lesion be recognized when the acusticus alone is involved; that is, before there is evidence of implications of the other structures in the recess; but so many disorders may cause tinnitus, labyrinthine vertigo and deafness that until the otologist comes to our aid and helps to differentiate the various conditions which occasion these symptoms, we are not likely to recognize in vivo the acoustic tumors at this early stage.

It is rather the object to determine, from an analysis of 34 cases of verified tumor of the cerebellopontile angle, if the condition

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