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Case 30

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

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199539345.003.0180

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 30

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A 50-year-old woman was referred to the TIA clinic by her GP. She had just returned from France where she had been hospitalized 2 months previously with an intracerebral bleed affecting the thalamus and left temporal lobe. She had made a good recovery but was left with a right lower quadrant visual field defect and reduced sensation in the right face, arm, and leg. She had been diagnosed as hypertensive 6 months prior to her stroke but otherwise had been well. Investigations in France, which had consisted of brain imaging (CT and MRI) and blood tests, including vasculitis screen, had shown no cause other than hypertension and a diagnosis of primary intracerebral bleed secondary to hypertension had been made.

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Subjects: Neurology

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