KING'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL

Geo Johnson
1876 The Lancet  
SURGEON TO THE GLASGOW ROYAL INFIRMARY. ON the 18th of February last a child was brought to me from the Highlands of Scotland, said to have a swelling on its head. I expected to find it a nsevus, but, when it was uncovered, was surprised to find it like a wen or cyst, situated in the coronal region, an inch and a half posterior to the anterior fontanelle, nearly right over the suture between the two parietal bones, and about an inch anterior to the angle of the lamboidal suture. Its size was
more » ... re. Its size was that of a small walnut. I was told that a surgeon had punctured it, and that a clear fluid had then escaped by the opening. As the tumour did not appear to be encephalic, not partaking in the respiratory movements, uninfluenced by crying or coughing, and pressure on it producing no cerebral disturbance, besides being non-vascular, rounded, and movable, and the cranial bones being for the age well ' ossified, I determined to excise it. This was done on the 19th of February, with the aid of my assistant, Dr. A. Cunningham, and Mr. Graham. I pierced it longitudinally with a grooved needle, and then cut through it. The contents were in great part cleat serum, with a very little
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