Case 10-2010: A 37-year-old woman with weakness and a mass in the brain

Daniel P. Cahill, Fred G. Barker, Kenneth R. Davis, Sanjeeva P. Kalva, Inderneel Sahai, Matthew P. Frosch

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Abstract

Three days before admission to this hospital, a 37-yearold, right-handed woman had vertigo, weakness and numbness of the left side, and shaking of the left leg. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at another hospital revealed a mass in the right parietal lobe of the brain. She had had an endometrial biopsy 2 weeks before admission and a dental procedure 1.5 weeks before admission. On transfer to this hospital, she did not have fever, chills, or pain. Examination revealed decreased sensation to touch on the left. Repeat MRI showed enlargement of the brain lesion. A diagnostic procedure was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume362
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2010

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Cahill, D. P., Barker, F. G., Davis, K. R., Kalva, S. P., Sahai, I., & Frosch, M. P. (2010). Case 10-2010: A 37-year-old woman with weakness and a mass in the brain. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(14). https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMcpc1000960