Case 36

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 36

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A 27-year-old hairdresser presents to her local emergency department with progressive headaches, vomiting, and blurred vision over 2 weeks. She has been waking up at night and vomiting profusely in the mornings. Over the past 24 hours her headaches have been unremitting. She is alert and orientated. Her power is preserved throughout and coordination is normal. She is not photophobic or meningitic. She has reduced visual acuity at 6/12 in the right eye and 6/18 in the left. On fundoscopy there is gross papilloedema.

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Subjects: Neurosurgery ; Clinical Radiology ; Surgical Oncology

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