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April 1923

BRAIN TUMORS IN YOUNG CHILDREN: A CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC STUDY

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NEW YORK
From the Babies' Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1923;25(4):257-283. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.01920040002001
Abstract

Among 4,563 necropsy records at the Babies' Hospital, there are listed nine cases of neoplasm of the brain. While it is true that the brains of all these infants were not examined, because permission was not obtained, there is no instance in which there was a failure to examine the brain when a neoplasm had been suspected. This makes an incidence of 0.2 per cent., which is less than the 1 per cent, recorded for the occurrence of brain tumors among adults. There were two girls and seven boys, and their ages ranged from 2 weeks to 3 years.

The results of a study of seven of the cases are recorded in this paper. Five neoplasms were located in the cerebellum, constituting infratentorial tumors, and two in the cerebrum, constituting supratentorial tumors.

CEREBELLAR (INFRATENTORIAL) TUMORS  All five infratentorial tumors involved the vermis and extended into one lobe of the cerebellum,

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