Case 22

Sarah Pendlebury, Ursula Schulz, Aneil Malhotra and Peter M. Rothwell

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

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Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 22

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An 82-year-old woman noticed that she was unable to speak properly when answering the telephone. She knew what she wanted to say and understood speech, but on speaking produced gibberish. Her symptoms persisted for 7 hours before resolving completely. There was a past history of hypertension and previous TIA 2 years previously. She was taking aspirin and amlodipine. On examination, pulse was 70bpm and regular, blood pressure was 170/80mmHg, and neurological examination was normal. Head CT revealed an old right frontal infarct. ECG confirmed sinus rhythm. Carotid Dopplers were normal.

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Subjects: Neurology

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