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July 1928

EPITHELIAL NEOPLASMS OF PERIPHERAL AND CRANIAL NERVES: REPORT OF THREE CASES; REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Author Affiliations

Professor Clinical Surgery, Tulane University; Associate Senior Surgeon, Touro Infirmary NEW ORLEANS

Arch Surg. 1928;17(1):117-160. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140070120007
Abstract

I wish to record three interesting cases of tumors of the nerve.

The first case is one of an epithelial neoplasm of the median nerve which recurred after excision, but which did not metastasize to distant organs. This case was associated with von Recklinghausen's disease.

The second case is one of an epithelial neoplasm of the radial (musculospiral) nerve which recurred and metastasized to other nerves. This case was associated with malignant neoplasms of the lung, liver, heart, brain, dura, calvarium and suprarenals.

The third case is one of an encapsulated tumor of the spinal accessory nerve.

EPITHELIAL NEOPLASM OF THE MEDIAN NERVE ASSOCIATED WITH RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE 

Case 1. 

—History.  —Mr. J. C., aged 35, complained of pain in the right shoulder extending down to his hand for the preceding six months. The patient said that the pain followed a sudden strain in the raising of sacks of flour.Following

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