GRIER F. STARR, M.D.; CHARLES F. STROEBEL JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; THOMAS P. KEARNS, M.D.
Infratentorial vascular tumors have been noted in association with polycythemia by several authors, although the true incidence of this association is conjectural. Few reports have presented adequate hematologic data. Reëmphasis of the diagnostic problem presented by patients with polycythemia and papilledema appeared justified. It was therefore thought advisable to examine the experience at the Mayo Clinic with infratentorial vascular tumors and their association with polycythemia and papilledema.
The clinical records of all patients with infratentorial vascular tumors were reviewed and microscopic sections of these tumors were examined. No tumor was accepted without histologic verification. Special staining procedures, including
STARR GF, STROEBEL CF, KEARNS TP. POLYCYTHEMIA WITH PAPILLEDEMA AND INFRATENTORIAL VASCULAR TUMORS1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:978–986. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-978
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