Case 31

Harutomo Hasegawa, Matthew Crocker and Pawan Singh Minhas

in Oxford Case Histories in Neurosurgery

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Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199599837
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191753503 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 31

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A 27-year-old woman presents to the emergency department following a witnessed first grand mal seizure. She was working at her desk, fell to the floor, shook violently for 30 seconds, and was then unconscious. She bit her tongue but was not incontinent. In the emergency department 20 minutes later she is drowsy but responding to voice and obeying commands. Her left arm is weak.

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Subjects: Neurosurgery ; Clinical Radiology ; Surgical Oncology

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