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Case of the month: a case of forgetfulness?

Authors
  • Tong, P C1
  • McLean, L
  • Baillie, S P
  • 1 Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of radiology
Publication Date
February 1994
Volume
67
Issue
794
Pages
215–216
Identifiers
PMID: 8130990
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An obese 24-year-old man was admitted following a road traffic accident, during which he crashed into several cars and a shop. He had not been drinking alcohol, yet did not recall the incident. The family had noticed recent odd behaviour, episodic aggression and a glazed look at times. Apart from a minor whiplash injury, he was uninjured and clinically normal. A computed tomography (CT) head scan and encephalo-electrography were both normal. Routine investigations were unremarkable apart from a fasting glucose 0.9 mmol l-1. In view of the presenting symptoms and fasting hypoglycaemia, a CT scan of the abdomen was performed (Figure 1). What does this show?

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