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Non-invasive screening for surgical intracranial lesions
  1. P. Daniel Suberviola1,
  2. N. David Greyson
  1. Departments of Medicine (Neurology) and Radiological Sciences, The Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Abstract

    The value and reliability of the combined results of skull radiographs, electroencephalography, echoencephalography, isotope angiography, and brain scanning in 147 patients suspected of having an intracranial space occupying lesions are analysed. The overall accuracy of the technique was 79%. No false negatives were found. The advantages of adopting the system proposed by the authors in everyday clinical work is discussed.

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    • 1 Reprint requests: Dr P. Daniel Suberviola, Department of Neurosurgery, Ottawa General Hospital, 43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 5C8.

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