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Case 37

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631626.003.0037

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 37

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A 40-year-old man had a 6-week history of headache that had come on gradually over the frontal area and then become generalized. It was worst on waking and coughing, and there was some relief from paracetamol and diclofenac. Over the last 3 days he had double vision in all directions of vision, except to the right. On examination, he was slim, normotensive and afebrile. There was decreased visual acuity of 6/9 on the left and double vision except on looking to the right. There was bilateral papilloedema. Blood tests including inflammatory markers were normal. He had a normal CT scan, MRI/MRV and CSF.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Clinical Oncology

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