This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
The author has gleaned 30 cases of meningioma involving the temporal bone from the entire literature of the past 90 years. Consequently, because of their rarity, the value of this monograph will be appreciated mainly by those whose interests lie in the fields of otology and neurology.
The first section deals in general terms with the subject of endocranial meningiomas. Seven beautifully written and fascinating case histories make up the mid section and are carefully and completely documented with audiograms, x-rays, drawings, and photomicrographs. The final section specifically discusses meningiomas of the temporal bone with reference to their etiology, incidence, symptomatology, and regional behavior and their association with central neurofibromatosis.
This monograph is a monumental piece of work and will become a classic reference on the subject that should survive the test of time. It behooves every otologist to become familiar with its contents.