Thursday, 3 May 2007

What's up doc?

They're not especially common, but when they happen - they make you stop and think. My patient had symptoms that really didn't fit most common things when I saw him on Monday, and scanning identified a brain tumour, not unlike the one in this picture, fitting his symptoms. He's off to the neurosurgeon today and may have a hole in his head by the end of the week. I bet he didn't think this would be on his agenda for this week. Grab life by the horns, next week's blog post is just as unpredictable for all of us...

4 comments:

Speeding Bullett said...

I take it, its not looking good for this chap?

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Trevor said...

It most likely a meningioma, which in the general scheme of things, is probably the best tumour he could have. But he will need to have a hole in his head made to remove it - which isn't something I'd routinely recommend.