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September 1953


Author Affiliations

From the Section of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic.

AMA Arch Surg. 1953;67(3):370-380. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1953.01260040377009

IN 1945 there were 35 cases of orbital tumors removed transcranially reported from the Mayo Clinic.1 From January, 1945, until December, 1952, an additional 73 orbital new growths were surgically treated at the clinic by this method. Because of the growing interest and acceptance of the transcranial approach to certain growths of the extraocular portion of the orbit,2 it seems timely to present data on these more recent cases for consideration by our medical and surgical colleagues.

It is essential to state that progressive asymmetric exophthalmos and failing vision are obviously a primary ophthalmologic proglem, for there are inciting causes other than orbital neoplasms. However, since many intracranial conditions, in addition to orbital neoplasms, may be evidenced by ocular and visual signs, closer cooperation among ophthalmologist, radiologist, and neurosurgeon, and utilization of the cranial orbital approach, may accomplish more satisfactorily that which the diagnostic team strives for and

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