A NEW OPERATIVE TREATMENT FOR SELECTED CASES OF CEREBRAL SPASTIC PARALYSIS

WILLIAM SHARPE
1915 Journal of the American Medical Association  
This paper is merely the report of the operative treatment of sixty-five cases of spastic paralysis showing intracranial pressure by an ophthalmoscopic examination. These sixty-five operated cases are the ones selected as being suitable for the operation from the examination of 201 cases of spastic paralysis, that is, one in about every three cases examined. Although only a little more than a year has elapsed since the first operation, which was performed in June, 1913, yet our results have
more » ... ur results have been so gratifying and even startling, that we feel justified in presenting the progress of the cases treated by us up to the present time. Naturally, sufficient time has not yet elapsed to permit us to say whether the improvement in our cases will be a permanent one or not; and yet, in view of the pathologic lesions producing this type of spastic paralysis, we do not see why the improvement should not become more and more marked as the children grow older.
doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570320006002 fatcat:yipho4rw7jft7d565xhmrxx6ke