Date of Presentation

5-5-2022 12:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

We report a case of a 66-year-old female who presented to the ED with generalized headache and mild confusion, who was diagnosed with high-grade glial neoplasm. The differential diagnosis of headache is vast, but without red flags or symptoms is generally from a benign cause and easily treatable. However, even in the context of a normal neurologic physical exam, symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, and behavioral changes should merit imaging in the workup. Glioblastoma is the most common brain tumor, accounting for 47.7% of all cases, with an incidence of 3.21 per 100,000 population. Median age of diagnosis is 64 years, more commonly in men. Treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical resection.

Keywords

Glioblastoma, Headache, Memory Disorders, Neoplasms

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms | Neurology | Oncology | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms

Document Type

Poster

COinS
 
May 5th, 12:00 AM

Case Report: Glioblastoma Tumor Presenting with Mild Changes in Memory

We report a case of a 66-year-old female who presented to the ED with generalized headache and mild confusion, who was diagnosed with high-grade glial neoplasm. The differential diagnosis of headache is vast, but without red flags or symptoms is generally from a benign cause and easily treatable. However, even in the context of a normal neurologic physical exam, symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, and behavioral changes should merit imaging in the workup. Glioblastoma is the most common brain tumor, accounting for 47.7% of all cases, with an incidence of 3.21 per 100,000 population. Median age of diagnosis is 64 years, more commonly in men. Treatments include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical resection.

 

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