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Vintage Brain Tumor Removal

Prefrontal tuberculoma removal video from 1933. A brief demonstration from Britain of a case of a prefrontal brain tumour.The operation to remove the tumour is shown, and the removed tumour is displayed. The male patient is shown six months after the surgery, healthy and recovered but with slightly impaired movements. Full video http://catalogue.wellcome.ac.uk/record=b1672460~S3 The prefrontal cortex (P.F.C.) is the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain, lying in front of the motor and premotor areas. This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making and moderating social behavior.The basic activity of this brain region is considered to be orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals. Tuberculoma is a rare tumorlike growth of tuberculous tissue in the central nervous system, characterized by symptoms of an expanding cerebral, cerebellar, or spinal mass. Treatment consists of the administration of antimicrobial drugs to resolve the primary growth and to prevent meningitis. Music: Frederic Chopin "Nocturne in C#minor"


by severum

submitted September 17th 2013

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Nice description severbum
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Those are the same tools I have in the wood shed.
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