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Delayed Diagnosis of Cerebral Hemorrhage Leads to Neurological Defects NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 36-year-old pregnant woman who had experienced debilitating headaches throughout her pregnancy. She was admitted to the hospital due to preeclampsia. Prior to the delivery, the patient continued to have excruciating headaches. The  …

Stroke Patient Pronounced Brain Dead Following Naloxone Treatment NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 56-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented with complaints of extremity and tongue numbness as well as slurred speech. Upon evaluation, it was noted that the patient had signs of left facial droop. A CT scan wa …

Suspected Stroke Patient Receives Delayed Artery Dissection Treatment NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an overweight diabetic female patient who presented to the emergency room with aphasia and limited range of mobility. After being admitted, she was unable to move her extremities. The emergency room physician called a stroke code a …

Patient Sustains Permanent Brain Damage After Tumor Resection NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an otherwise healthy 40-year-old female who had a large noncancerous tumor removed from the membrane surrounding her brain. Pathology revealed higher than the normal cell proliferation, but the pathologist did not diagnose the lesio …

Doctor Elects Not To Give HSV-Positive Patient Antiviral Medication NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a young woman who presented to the ER with new-onset seizures. The patient suffered a stroke within a few hours of hospitalization and was treated for alcohol withdrawal seizures. While the young woman was in the hospital, there was  …

Neurology Expert Opines on Failure to Investigate Spinal Injury NEUROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male patient with a past medical history of diabetes and hypertension who presented to his local emergency department complaining of total body weakness. A complete neurological examination was not performed despite the fa …

Neurology Experts Discuss Botched Biopsy of Brain Lesion NEUROLOGY Expert Case

Neurology Experts Discuss Botched Biopsy of Brain Lesion

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who presented to the hospital with signs of neurological injury. After undergoing imaging studies, doctors discovered the presence of a lesion on the man’s brain, which they elected to biopsy. However, during t …