University of Illinois at Chicago Percival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection
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Cerebellar astrocytoma
Cerebellar astrocytoma
TitleCerebellar astrocytoma
CaptionCaption from the slide: Cerebellar Astrocytoma
CreatorBailey, Percival, 1892-1973
Date of OriginalNovember 1944
DescriptionAs found with the documentation: ASTROCYTOMA OF THE CEREBELLUM G.M.NA90/44 2-1/2 yr. old white male Nov. 1944 Gradual onset 4 months before admission of unsteadiness, irritability, gross tremor of the upper extremities and incontinence. Examination revealed enlargement of the head, chronic papilledema with atrophy of both optic discs, rigidity of all four extremities and stiffness of the neck. Ventriculography revealed enormous hydrocephalus of the lateral and third ventricles with no air in the fourth ventricle. The aqueduct was patent. Posterior fossa exploration revealed a large astrocytoma in the midline of the cerebellum. Postoperatively he developed convulsions and hyperthermia and died.
NotesLabels on piece: dymo label: 07-095
HostUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library.
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Department of Neurosurgery
SourcePercival Bailey's UIC Neuropathology Collection of Plastic Embedded, Whole-mount, Preserved Brain Specimens
CollectionPercival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
CitationCite as: [Creator], [Title], [Identifier], [Collection Name]
CreditsJames Stone, MD, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Curation); Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD, UIC Department of Pathology (Classification); Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Photographs)
Local IdentifierDSC_0793
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and education purposes. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library and Department of Neurosurgery do not claim exclusive ownership of the copyrights to all the original documents. We are simply granting permission to use images in our collections. This permission is nonexclusive and nontransferable. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email:
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