Conflicting Neuropathological and Computertomographic Findings in Cases of Suspected Brain Tumors or Retrobulbar Tumors
CUSHING’s monography includes 2000 histologically verified intracranial tumors, 1031 cases of suspected and 859 histologically unverified tumors during a period of 30 years. We report 12 cases among 520 space-occupying lesions seen during the last two years in whom the diagnosis of a tumor could not be proven histologically. 4 patients are already excluded where the clinical course or the second operation finally proved the diagnosis of a tumor. It seems that this number remains too high with respect to the improved diagnostic methods including CT scanning.
KeywordsCorticosteroid Tuberculosis Radionuclide Neurol Hydrocephalus
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