A 42-Year-Old With Declining Cognition and Frequent Vomiting

Prasenjit Das, MD, MB BS


February 11, 2022

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A 42-year-old woman is referred to the neurosurgery outpatient department with a gradual-onset headache that is constant and located in the right half of her head. She has also had frequent, repetitive, nonprojectile vomiting not related to meal intake for 3-4 months. In addition, the patient has had cognitive defects for the last 3-4 months, especially a reduction of what she describes as "thinking power."

She underwent enucleation of her left eye in a different hospital 8 years ago, the details of which the patient could not recall. No other significant medical history is known. The first-degree family members also report no significant medical or surgical history.


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