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This book describes in detail the neoplasms relating to the ear, mastoid, cerebellopontine angle, and their adjacent areas. Descriptions of neoplasms of the external auditory canal, the concha, and carcinomas of the middle ear are not included.
The author directs his principle effort to lesions of the cerebellopontine angle and the porus acusticus internus. The literature is reviewed, and the history, symptomatology, pathological anatomy, and surgical therapy of 40 of the author's cases are given, as observed in the University Clinics of Zurich. Clinical symptoms elicited by involvement of the cochlear and the vestibular nerves are described very thoroughly. X-ray studies with typical pictures cover a large chapter of the book. The Stenvers exposure is preferred. To the histology of the tumors is devoted the author's greatest interest. He believes that the neurosurgical suboccipital (Cushing) approach is not sufficient to remove completely the tumors which have grown into or have