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History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma

History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma Abstract THE DEVELOPMENT of acoustic neuroma diagnosis and surgery is one of the most fascinating sagas of medical history. This story will be traced from the first recorded postmortem description of these tumors until the present time. Development and diagnostic tests, general supportive care, and surgical techniques are to be emphasized from time to time. It will be shown how this story has been influenced throughout the years by such men as Cushing, Dandy, and later, William House. Early Postmortem Findings Nowhere in the annals of medicine has the postmortem examination played such an important part in the early recognition of this benign, yet fatal, lesion. It is here that I have chosen to begin our journey through the pages of acoustic neuroma history.The first postmortem description of such a tumor occurred almost 200 years ago. It was Sandifort1 of Leyden, Germany, who described what was probably an early acoustic References 1. Sandifort, E.: Observationes anatomico-pathologicae , Lugduni Batavorum, 1777, chap 9 , 116-120. 2. Leveque-Lasource, A.: Observation sur un amaurosis et un cophosis, avec perte ou diminution de la voix, des mouvemens, etc, par suite de lesion organique apparente de plusieurs parties du cerveau , J Gen Med Chir Pharm 37:368-373, 1810. 3. Bell, C.: The Nervous System of the Human Body , London: 1830, Appendix of Cases, pp 112-114. 4. Toynbee, J.: Neuroma of the Auditory Nerve , Trans Path Soc Lond 4:259-260, 1853. 5. House, H.P.: Otology in Orbit , Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 67:233-258 ( (May) -June) 1963. 6. Lempert, J.: Improvement of Hearing in Cases of Otosclerosis: New One Stage Surgical Technic , Arch Otolaryng 28:42-97 ( (July) ) 1938.Crossref 7. Henschen, F.: Die Akustikustumoren, eine neue Gruppe radiographisch darstellbarer Hirntumoren , Fortschr Roentgenstr 18:207-216, 1912. 8. Barany, R.: Die Indikationen zur labyrinthoperation , Acta Otolaryng 6:260, 1924.Crossref 9. Keys, T.E.: The History of Surgical Anesthesia , ed 2, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1963. 10. Ballance, C.A.: Some Points in the Surgery of the Brain and Its Membranes , London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1907. 11. Krause, F.: Zur Freilegung der hinteren Felsenbeinflache und des Kleinhirns , Beitr Klin Chir 37:728-764, 1903. 12. Panse, R.: Ein Gliom des Akustikus , Arch Ohr 61:251-255 ( (May) ) 1904. 13. Borchardt, M.: Zur Operation der Tumoren des Kleinhurbruckenwinkels , Berl Klin Wchnscher 42:1033-1035 ( (Aug) ) 1905. 14. Troland, C.E., and Otenasek, F.J.: Selected Writings of Walter E. Dandy , Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 1957. 15. Eiselsberg, A.: Über die chirurgische Behandlung der Hirntumoren , Trans Internat Cong Med , London, 1913, sec 7, 203-207. 16. Cushing, H.: Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus and the Syndrome of the Cerebellopontine Angle , ed 2, New York: Hafner Publishing Co., 1963. 17. Dandy, W.E.: Operation for Total Removal of Cerebellopontine (Acoustic) Tumors , Surg Gynec Obstet 41:129-148 ( (Aug) ) 1925. 18. Pennybacker, J.B., and Cairnes, H.: Results in 130 Cases of Acoustic Neurinoma , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 13:272-277 (No. (4) ) 1950.Crossref 19. Crowe, S.J., and Hardy, M.: Early Asymptomatic Acoustic Tumor , Arch Surg 32:292-201, 1936.Crossref 20. Atkinson, W.J.: The Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 12:137-151, 1949.Crossref 21. Pool, J.L., and Pava, A.: The Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Nerve Tumors , Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 1957, p 110. 22. Jerger, J.F.: Bekesy Audiometry in Analysis of Audiometric Disorders , J Speech Hearing Res 3:275-287, 1960. 23. Dewing, S.B.: Modern Radiology in Historical Perspective , Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 1962. 24. Shambaugh, G.E.: Surgery of the Ear , ed 2, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1967, chap 6 , pp 179-180. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 88 (6) – Dec 1, 1968

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Abstract THE DEVELOPMENT of acoustic neuroma diagnosis and surgery is one of the most fascinating sagas of medical history. This story will be traced from the first recorded postmortem description of these tumors until the present time. Development and diagnostic tests, general supportive care, and surgical techniques are to be emphasized from time to time. It will be shown how this story has been influenced throughout the years by such men as Cushing, Dandy, and later, William House. Early Postmortem Findings Nowhere in the annals of medicine has the postmortem examination played such an important part in the early recognition of this benign, yet fatal, lesion. It is here that I have chosen to begin our journey through the pages of acoustic neuroma history.The first postmortem description of such a tumor occurred almost 200 years ago. It was Sandifort1 of Leyden, Germany, who described what was probably an early acoustic References 1. Sandifort, E.: Observationes anatomico-pathologicae , Lugduni Batavorum, 1777, chap 9 , 116-120. 2. Leveque-Lasource, A.: Observation sur un amaurosis et un cophosis, avec perte ou diminution de la voix, des mouvemens, etc, par suite de lesion organique apparente de plusieurs parties du cerveau , J Gen Med Chir Pharm 37:368-373, 1810. 3. Bell, C.: The Nervous System of the Human Body , London: 1830, Appendix of Cases, pp 112-114. 4. Toynbee, J.: Neuroma of the Auditory Nerve , Trans Path Soc Lond 4:259-260, 1853. 5. House, H.P.: Otology in Orbit , Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 67:233-258 ( (May) -June) 1963. 6. Lempert, J.: Improvement of Hearing in Cases of Otosclerosis: New One Stage Surgical Technic , Arch Otolaryng 28:42-97 ( (July) ) 1938.Crossref 7. Henschen, F.: Die Akustikustumoren, eine neue Gruppe radiographisch darstellbarer Hirntumoren , Fortschr Roentgenstr 18:207-216, 1912. 8. Barany, R.: Die Indikationen zur labyrinthoperation , Acta Otolaryng 6:260, 1924.Crossref 9. Keys, T.E.: The History of Surgical Anesthesia , ed 2, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1963. 10. Ballance, C.A.: Some Points in the Surgery of the Brain and Its Membranes , London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1907. 11. Krause, F.: Zur Freilegung der hinteren Felsenbeinflache und des Kleinhirns , Beitr Klin Chir 37:728-764, 1903. 12. Panse, R.: Ein Gliom des Akustikus , Arch Ohr 61:251-255 ( (May) ) 1904. 13. Borchardt, M.: Zur Operation der Tumoren des Kleinhurbruckenwinkels , Berl Klin Wchnscher 42:1033-1035 ( (Aug) ) 1905. 14. Troland, C.E., and Otenasek, F.J.: Selected Writings of Walter E. Dandy , Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 1957. 15. Eiselsberg, A.: Über die chirurgische Behandlung der Hirntumoren , Trans Internat Cong Med , London, 1913, sec 7, 203-207. 16. Cushing, H.: Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus and the Syndrome of the Cerebellopontine Angle , ed 2, New York: Hafner Publishing Co., 1963. 17. Dandy, W.E.: Operation for Total Removal of Cerebellopontine (Acoustic) Tumors , Surg Gynec Obstet 41:129-148 ( (Aug) ) 1925. 18. Pennybacker, J.B., and Cairnes, H.: Results in 130 Cases of Acoustic Neurinoma , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 13:272-277 (No. (4) ) 1950.Crossref 19. Crowe, S.J., and Hardy, M.: Early Asymptomatic Acoustic Tumor , Arch Surg 32:292-201, 1936.Crossref 20. Atkinson, W.J.: The Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 12:137-151, 1949.Crossref 21. Pool, J.L., and Pava, A.: The Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Nerve Tumors , Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 1957, p 110. 22. Jerger, J.F.: Bekesy Audiometry in Analysis of Audiometric Disorders , J Speech Hearing Res 3:275-287, 1960. 23. Dewing, S.B.: Modern Radiology in Historical Perspective , Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 1962. 24. Shambaugh, G.E.: Surgery of the Ear , ed 2, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1967, chap 6 , pp 179-180.

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1968

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