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MENINGIOMAS OF THE BRAIN

MENINGIOMAS OF THE BRAIN Abstract The meningiomas, or dural endotheliomas, as they used to be called, represent one of the benign, and therefore hopeful, types of tumor of the brain. They are encapsulated growths, attached to some portion of the dura, falx or tentorium, and assume shapes varying from a smoothly elliptic to a highly irregular and nodular form, or even a flat plaque of tissue which is only a few millimeters in thickness. The term "meningioma" was introduced by Cushing1 in 1922, and no better description of the type of growth indicated can be given than that used by him at the time. This word [meningioma], consequently, will be used to indicate the entire group of tumors which appear to arise from the pachymeninx; whether the overlying bone shows hyperostosis or is unchanged; whether the growth is pedunculated or flat and widespread, and regardless of the degenerative changes and the presence or otherwise References 1. Cushing, H.: The Meningiomas (Dural Endotheliomas): Their Source and Favored Seats of Origin , Brain 45:282, 1922.Crossref 2. Cushing, H.: Intracranial Tumors , Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1932. 3. Sosman, M. C., and Putnam, T. J.: Roentgenological Aspects of Brain Tumors: Meningiomas , Am. J. Roentgenol. 13:1, 1925. 4. Schwartz, C. W.: The Meningiomas from a Roentgenological Standpoint , Am. J. Roentgenol. 39:698, 1938. 5. Frazier, C. H., and Alpers, B. J.: Meningeal Fibroblastomas of the Cerebrum: Clinicopathologic Analysis of Seventy-Five Cases , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 29:935 ( (May) ) 1933. 6. Cushing, H., and Eisenhardt, L.: Meningiomas Arising from the Tuberculum Sellae, with the Syndrome of Primary Optic Atrophy and Bitemporal Field Defects Combined with a Normal Sella Turcica in a Middle-Aged Person , Arch. Ophth. 1:1 ( (Jan.) ) 1929. 7. Dandy, W. E., in Lewis, D.: Practice of Surgery , Hagerstown, Md., W. F. Prior Company, Inc., 1932, vol. 12. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1939 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6754
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10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270130150009
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Abstract

Abstract The meningiomas, or dural endotheliomas, as they used to be called, represent one of the benign, and therefore hopeful, types of tumor of the brain. They are encapsulated growths, attached to some portion of the dura, falx or tentorium, and assume shapes varying from a smoothly elliptic to a highly irregular and nodular form, or even a flat plaque of tissue which is only a few millimeters in thickness. The term "meningioma" was introduced by Cushing1 in 1922, and no better description of the type of growth indicated can be given than that used by him at the time. This word [meningioma], consequently, will be used to indicate the entire group of tumors which appear to arise from the pachymeninx; whether the overlying bone shows hyperostosis or is unchanged; whether the growth is pedunculated or flat and widespread, and regardless of the degenerative changes and the presence or otherwise References 1. Cushing, H.: The Meningiomas (Dural Endotheliomas): Their Source and Favored Seats of Origin , Brain 45:282, 1922.Crossref 2. Cushing, H.: Intracranial Tumors , Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1932. 3. Sosman, M. C., and Putnam, T. J.: Roentgenological Aspects of Brain Tumors: Meningiomas , Am. J. Roentgenol. 13:1, 1925. 4. Schwartz, C. W.: The Meningiomas from a Roentgenological Standpoint , Am. J. Roentgenol. 39:698, 1938. 5. Frazier, C. H., and Alpers, B. J.: Meningeal Fibroblastomas of the Cerebrum: Clinicopathologic Analysis of Seventy-Five Cases , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 29:935 ( (May) ) 1933. 6. Cushing, H., and Eisenhardt, L.: Meningiomas Arising from the Tuberculum Sellae, with the Syndrome of Primary Optic Atrophy and Bitemporal Field Defects Combined with a Normal Sella Turcica in a Middle-Aged Person , Arch. Ophth. 1:1 ( (Jan.) ) 1929. 7. Dandy, W. E., in Lewis, D.: Practice of Surgery , Hagerstown, Md., W. F. Prior Company, Inc., 1932, vol. 12.

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Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1939

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