Case 26-1988: A 40-Year-Old Man with a Persistent Dural Abnormality after Treatment for an Astrocytoma

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, Rita M. Linggood, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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Presentation of Case A 40-year-old right-handed man was admitted to the hospital because of questionable recurrence of a brain tumor. He was well until 13 years earlier, when a grand-mal seizure occurred. Evaluation elsewhere included an electroencephalogram that was reported to be normal. One year later another grand-mal seizure occurred, and phenytoin and primidone were begun. The patient had no subsequent grand-mal seizures, although focal seizures involved the left arm and hand several times weekly. Ten years before entry a cranial computed tomographic (CT) scan was reported to show a low-density abnormality in the white matter of the right cerebral.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1742-1750
Number of pages9
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jun 30 1988
Externally publishedYes


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