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MENINGIOMAS: ORIGIN, DIVERGENCE IN STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIP TO CONTIGUOUS TISSUES IN LIGHT OF PHYLOGENESIS AND ONTOGENESIS OF THE MENINGES, WITH SUGGESTION OF A SIMPLIFIED CLASSIFICATION OF MENINGEAL NEOPLASMS

MENINGIOMAS: ORIGIN, DIVERGENCE IN STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIP TO CONTIGUOUS TISSUES IN LIGHT OF... Abstract The probable origin and true histologic character of the meningioma, a tumor best known as dural endothelioma, are fairly old problems. A century ago, Cruveilhier1 (1835) intimated the meningeal origin of such tumors by naming them "cancerous growths of the meninges." He substituted this name for the older term "fungus growth of the dura," used by earlier writers. Since then, almost each decade has brought to the foreground important contributions on this subject, embodying observations and conclusions of some outstanding anatomist, pathologist or neurosurgeon. At first sight it would seem that these studies have resulted in little more than the creation of a large assortment of names, which include such terms as cylindroma, of Billroth;2 psammoma and dural sarcoma, of Virchow;3 epithelial cancer, of Bennett;4 fibroplastic tumor, of Lebert;5 epithelioma, of Bouchard6 and Robin;7 endothelioma, of Golgi;8 cancer of the arachnoid, of References 1. Cruveilhier, J.: Anatomie pathologique du corps humain , Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1835. 2. Billroth, C. A. T.: General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics , translated by C. E. Hackley, New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1889. 3. Virchow, R.: Die krankhaften Geschwülste , Berlin, A. Hirschwald, 1863. 4. Bennett, J. R., quoted by Cushing.12 5. Lebert, H.: Traité d'anatomie pathologique, générale et spéciale , Paris, J.-B. Baillière & fils, 1857-1861. 6. Bouchard, C. J.: Case Report , Bull. Soc. anat. de Paris 39:21, 1864. 7. Robin, C.: Recherches anatomiques sur l'épithélioma des séreuses , J. de l'anat. et physiol. 6:239, 1869. 8. Golgi, C.: Sulla struttura e sullo svilluppo degli psammomi , Morgagni 11: 874, 1869. 9. von Rokitansky, C.: Lehrbuch der pathologischen Anatomie , Vienna, W. Braumüller, 1856, vol. 2. 10. Mallory, F. B.: The Type Cell of the So-Called Dural Endothelioma , J. M. Research 41:349, 1920. 11. Oberling, C.: Les tumeurs des méninges , Bull. Assoc. franç. p. l'étude du cancer 11:365, 1922. 12. Cushing, H.: The Meningiomas (Dural Endotheliomas): Their Source, and Favoured Seats of Origin , Brain 45:282, 1922.Crossref 13. Penfield, W.: Encapsulated Tumors of the Nervous System , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 45:178, 1927. 14. Roussy, G., and Cornil, L.: Les tumeurs méningées , Ann. d'anat. path. méd.-chir. 2:62, 1925. 15. Harvey, S. C., and Burr, H. S.: The Development of the Meninges , Arch Neurol. & Psychiat. 15:545 ( (May) ) 1926. 16. Mallory.10 17. Penfield.13 18. Bailey, P., and Bucy, P. C.: The Origin and Nature of Meningeal Tumors , Am. J. Cancer 15:15, 1931. 19. Cleland, J.: Description of Two Tumors Adherent to the Deep Surface of the Dura Mater , Glasgow M. J. 11:148, 1863-1864. 20. Schmidt, M. B.: Ueber die Pacchionischen Granulationen und ihr Verhältnis zu den Sarcomen und Psammomen der Dura Mater , Virchows Arch. f. path. Anat. 170:429, 1902. 21. Maximow, A. A.: A Textbook of Histology , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1930. 22. Globus, J. H.: A Contribution to the Histopathology of Porencephalus , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 6:652 ( (Dec.) ) 1921. 23. von Hallerstein, V. H.: Hüllen des Zentralnervensystems , in Bolk, L.; Göppert, E.; Kallius, E., and Lubosch, W.: Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie der Wirbeltiers , Vienna, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1934, p. 309. 24. Sterzi, G.: Recherches sur l'anatomie comparée et sur l'ontogénèse des méninges , Arch. ital. de biol. 37:257, 1902. 25. van Geldern, C.: Ueber die Entwicklung der Hirnhäute bei Teleostieren , Anat. Anz. 60:48, 1925-1926. 26. Farnell, F., and Globus, J. H.: Primary Melanoblastosis of the Leptomeninges and Brain , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 25:803 ( (April) ) 1931. 27. Bailey, P.: Intracranial Sarcomatous Tumors of Leptomeningeal Origin , Arch. Surg. 18:1359 ( (April) ) 1929. 28. Cushing, H., and Bailey, P.: Tumors Arising from the Blood Vessels of the Brain: Angiomatous Malformations and Hemangioblastomas , Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1928. 29. The study is based on a histologic investigation of one hundred and three meningeal tumors, of which forty-six were obtained at autopsy and fifty-seven were made available after surgical intervention. Hematoxylin and eosin, the Van Gieson stain, scarlet red, the Globus modification of the Cajal gold sublimate and the Hortega silver carbonate methods, Mallory's aniline blue and phosphotungstic acid stain, Weigert's elastica stain, Maximow's azur-eosin and the Holzer stain for glia were emphasized. Many sections of the tumors used in this study were cut and stained by Dr. Abraham Blau. 30. Lindau, A.: Studien über Kleinhirncysten: Bau, Pathogenese und Beziehungen zur Angiomatosis retinae , Acta path. et microbiol. Scandinav. , (supp. 1) , 1926, p. 1. 31. Cushing, H.: The Cranial Hyperostoses Produced by Meningeal Endotheliomas , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 8:139 ( (Aug.) ) 1922. 32. Penfield, W.: Cranial and Intracranial Endotheliomata, Hemicraniosis , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 36:657, 1923. 33. Cushing, H., and Weed, L. H.: Studies on the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid and Its Pathway: IX. Calcareous and Osseous Deposits in the Arachnoidea , Bull. Johns Hopkins Hosp. 26:367, 1915. 34. Penfield, W.: Principles of the Pathology of Neurosurgery , in Nelson New Loose-Leaf Surgery , New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1932, vol. 2, p. 1932. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

MENINGIOMAS: ORIGIN, DIVERGENCE IN STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIP TO CONTIGUOUS TISSUES IN LIGHT OF PHYLOGENESIS AND ONTOGENESIS OF THE MENINGES, WITH SUGGESTION OF A SIMPLIFIED CLASSIFICATION OF MENINGEAL NEOPLASMS

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 38 (4) – Oct 1, 1937

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Abstract The probable origin and true histologic character of the meningioma, a tumor best known as dural endothelioma, are fairly old problems. A century ago, Cruveilhier1 (1835) intimated the meningeal origin of such tumors by naming them "cancerous growths of the meninges." He substituted this name for the older term "fungus growth of the dura," used by earlier writers. Since then, almost each decade has brought to the foreground important contributions on this subject, embodying observations and conclusions of some outstanding anatomist, pathologist or neurosurgeon. At first sight it would seem that these studies have resulted in little more than the creation of a large assortment of names, which include such terms as cylindroma, of Billroth;2 psammoma and dural sarcoma, of Virchow;3 epithelial cancer, of Bennett;4 fibroplastic tumor, of Lebert;5 epithelioma, of Bouchard6 and Robin;7 endothelioma, of Golgi;8 cancer of the arachnoid, of References 1. Cruveilhier, J.: Anatomie pathologique du corps humain , Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1835. 2. Billroth, C. A. T.: General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics , translated by C. E. Hackley, New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1889. 3. Virchow, R.: Die krankhaften Geschwülste , Berlin, A. Hirschwald, 1863. 4. Bennett, J. R., quoted by Cushing.12 5. Lebert, H.: Traité d'anatomie pathologique, générale et spéciale , Paris, J.-B. Baillière & fils, 1857-1861. 6. Bouchard, C. J.: Case Report , Bull. Soc. anat. de Paris 39:21, 1864. 7. Robin, C.: Recherches anatomiques sur l'épithélioma des séreuses , J. de l'anat. et physiol. 6:239, 1869. 8. Golgi, C.: Sulla struttura e sullo svilluppo degli psammomi , Morgagni 11: 874, 1869. 9. von Rokitansky, C.: Lehrbuch der pathologischen Anatomie , Vienna, W. Braumüller, 1856, vol. 2. 10. Mallory, F. B.: The Type Cell of the So-Called Dural Endothelioma , J. M. Research 41:349, 1920. 11. Oberling, C.: Les tumeurs des méninges , Bull. Assoc. franç. p. l'étude du cancer 11:365, 1922. 12. Cushing, H.: The Meningiomas (Dural Endotheliomas): Their Source, and Favoured Seats of Origin , Brain 45:282, 1922.Crossref 13. Penfield, W.: Encapsulated Tumors of the Nervous System , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 45:178, 1927. 14. Roussy, G., and Cornil, L.: Les tumeurs méningées , Ann. d'anat. path. méd.-chir. 2:62, 1925. 15. Harvey, S. C., and Burr, H. S.: The Development of the Meninges , Arch Neurol. & Psychiat. 15:545 ( (May) ) 1926. 16. Mallory.10 17. Penfield.13 18. Bailey, P., and Bucy, P. C.: The Origin and Nature of Meningeal Tumors , Am. J. Cancer 15:15, 1931. 19. Cleland, J.: Description of Two Tumors Adherent to the Deep Surface of the Dura Mater , Glasgow M. J. 11:148, 1863-1864. 20. Schmidt, M. B.: Ueber die Pacchionischen Granulationen und ihr Verhältnis zu den Sarcomen und Psammomen der Dura Mater , Virchows Arch. f. path. Anat. 170:429, 1902. 21. Maximow, A. A.: A Textbook of Histology , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1930. 22. Globus, J. H.: A Contribution to the Histopathology of Porencephalus , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 6:652 ( (Dec.) ) 1921. 23. von Hallerstein, V. H.: Hüllen des Zentralnervensystems , in Bolk, L.; Göppert, E.; Kallius, E., and Lubosch, W.: Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie der Wirbeltiers , Vienna, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1934, p. 309. 24. Sterzi, G.: Recherches sur l'anatomie comparée et sur l'ontogénèse des méninges , Arch. ital. de biol. 37:257, 1902. 25. van Geldern, C.: Ueber die Entwicklung der Hirnhäute bei Teleostieren , Anat. Anz. 60:48, 1925-1926. 26. Farnell, F., and Globus, J. H.: Primary Melanoblastosis of the Leptomeninges and Brain , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 25:803 ( (April) ) 1931. 27. Bailey, P.: Intracranial Sarcomatous Tumors of Leptomeningeal Origin , Arch. Surg. 18:1359 ( (April) ) 1929. 28. Cushing, H., and Bailey, P.: Tumors Arising from the Blood Vessels of the Brain: Angiomatous Malformations and Hemangioblastomas , Springfield, Ill., Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1928. 29. The study is based on a histologic investigation of one hundred and three meningeal tumors, of which forty-six were obtained at autopsy and fifty-seven were made available after surgical intervention. Hematoxylin and eosin, the Van Gieson stain, scarlet red, the Globus modification of the Cajal gold sublimate and the Hortega silver carbonate methods, Mallory's aniline blue and phosphotungstic acid stain, Weigert's elastica stain, Maximow's azur-eosin and the Holzer stain for glia were emphasized. Many sections of the tumors used in this study were cut and stained by Dr. Abraham Blau. 30. Lindau, A.: Studien über Kleinhirncysten: Bau, Pathogenese und Beziehungen zur Angiomatosis retinae , Acta path. et microbiol. Scandinav. , (supp. 1) , 1926, p. 1. 31. Cushing, H.: The Cranial Hyperostoses Produced by Meningeal Endotheliomas , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 8:139 ( (Aug.) ) 1922. 32. Penfield, W.: Cranial and Intracranial Endotheliomata, Hemicraniosis , Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 36:657, 1923. 33. Cushing, H., and Weed, L. H.: Studies on the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid and Its Pathway: IX. Calcareous and Osseous Deposits in the Arachnoidea , Bull. Johns Hopkins Hosp. 26:367, 1915. 34. Penfield, W.: Principles of the Pathology of Neurosurgery , in Nelson New Loose-Leaf Surgery , New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1932, vol. 2, p. 1932.

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Published: Oct 1, 1937

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