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July 1933

MULTIPLE INTRACRANIAL TUMORS IN CHILDREN: SUPRASELLAR ADAMANTINOMA ASSOCIATED WITH CEREBRAL GLIOMA

Author Affiliations

WICHITA, KAN.
From the Children's Clinic and the Pathological Department of St. Francis Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(1):119-131. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960010129013
Abstract

During the past twenty years, it has become progressively more evident that cerebral new growths are not a rarity, but that they are relatively common in neuropediatric practice. Those aware of their occurrence are frequently of the opinion that in the majority of cases they are malignant and inoperable, but with the advance of special surgical technic, the increase in the knowledge of the life history of the lesions and the sharpening of diagnostic acumen the percentage of successes in operations on the brain is rapidly increasing.

If the clinical diagnosis of a single cerebral tumor is often difficult, that of multiple intracranial tumors is impossible in the majority of cases. While the presence of these tumors may be suspected when there are definite indications of disease in different parts of the brain, in the reported cases the correct diagnosis was seldom made before operation or autopsy.

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