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Tumefactive Demyelination: Glioblastoma

  • Martina Špero
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Abstract

At the end of November 2014, a 55-year-old male patient woke up in the morning with, as he described, face slightly distorted towards right and discrete speech disorder. During next few days, he noticed he was slightly clumsy with left hand and leg but without more pronounced motor difficulties. He was afebrile, without headache or nausea, and without previous head trauma.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martina Špero
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  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and InterventioClinical Hospital DubravaZagrebCroatia

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