The use of corticosteroids to treat cerebral edema in brain tumor patients dates back to case reports by Ingraham and Matson in 1952
Love and Dodge
in 1952 first coined the term dumbbell tumor, reporting a neurogenic tumor with in growths into the spinal canal. In addition, these tumors may grow extensively outside the spinal canal and compress the paraspinal-iliopsoas complexes as well as retroperitoneal vascular structures.
Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery was established in 1952 as a division of the Department of Surgery, and is led by department chair, Dr. Daniel Yoshor.