Case 24

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 24

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A 35-year-old man presents with a sudden onset of severe headache that occurred whilst gardening. He is a previously healthy non-smoker. Of note, when aged 26 he suffered a single generalized seizure that was not investigated. In the emergency department he is alert and orientated with no photophobia or neck stiffness, and his headache is settling by the time he is reviewed after 4 hours. He has no discernible neurological deficit.

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Subjects: Neurosurgery ; Clinical Radiology

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