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Neurosurgery 1977: problems and attainments

The 1977 AANS presidential address

Lester A. Mount

✓ The President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) discusses the many elements that appear to restrict the professional activities of neurosurgeons and other physicians. He stresses the importance of the active role required of the AANS, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Surgeons in finding solutions to problems related to neurosurgery.

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Charles A. Carton and Lester A. Mount

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Lester A. Mount and J. Lobo Antunes

✓ The authors report the results of treatment of 58 intracranial aneurysms by wrapping with muscle or muslin gauze, and/or coating with Selverstone plastic material. They conclude that reinforcement with muscle is of little value, but that muslin gauze and plastic produced satisfactory results.

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James E. Finn and Lester A. Mount

✓ The pathophysiology of galactorrhea in males with pituitary tumors is discussed, two cases are presented, and previously-reported cases are reviewed. Hypersecretion of prolactin is probably the basis for the galactorrhea. Prolactin may be secreted by the tumor itself, or the remaining normal pituitary tissue may oversecrete if the hypothalamus or the pituitary stalk is compressed.