Case 1 Anticoagulation and fall
Case 2 Pain in the face
Case 3 Dementia and something else
Case 4 New symptoms and old illness
Case 5 Young lady with severe arm pain
Case 6 “Remember bingo numbers!”
Case 7 60 year old female with new onset epilepsy
Case 8 Tired and sleepy female
Case 9 Disorientation, confusion I
Case 10 Disorientation, confusion II
Case 11 Sudden onset headache in young woman
Case 12 First seizure
Case 13 Elephant in the room vs. red herring
Case 14 Gait disorder and falls
Case 15 Tongue tied, addiction and unconsciousness
Case 16 Right sided hemiparesis in young smoker
Case 17 Young man with pins and needles
Case 18 Painful and weak young man
Case 19 Recurrent otitis media
Case 20 Deafness and shoulder weakness
Case 21 Young girl with the wrist drop
Case 22 Paraesthesias in the left side of face and tongue
Case 23 Balance/ gait problems
Case 24 Man with numb legs and constipation
Case 25 Man with dizziness
This book presents a selection of neurological clinical cases and tests the reader in order to allow them to gain clinical self-confidence in approaching the case, requesting tests (negotiating test with other specialties e.g. radiology) and also in referring to other specialties. The book examines a range of different clinical scenarios and neurological conditions from multiple sclerosis and degenerative disorders to epilepsy and headache.
The book can serve as a teaching aid in a classroom setting, where teacher introduces the case (“telling the story”, neurological examination) and the students then propose differential diagnoses and further tests. Teacher, when suitable, shows representative test result to students and expects students to interpret scan/test, eventually concluding the case, proposing further referrals and discussing prognosis Each chapter also contains visual aids in the form of Neuroexam, helping the reader gain a quick understanding of the case.
Aimed at trainee neurologists and any non-neurologists who might encounter neurological cases in the clinic, this book is useful for bedside teaching especially when there are not enough available patients on ward.
• Provides neurological cases in a reader-friendly manner that enables the reader to improve their diagnostic skill
• Facilitates self-testing by giving the reader the opportunity to review MRI scans by themselves first without any legend
• Provides a short answer and follow-up story at the end of each case
Dr Dolezal was born in Prague Czech republic. He studied medicine at Charles University in Prague (MD degree). He obtained there also his postgraduate doctorate (PhD) in neuroscience with thesis title:” Grey matter pathology in Multiples Sclerosis”. His primary subspecialty is multiple sclerosis. He collaborated with and worked at Buffalo Neuroimaging analysis centre (USA). As a part of his training he volunteered as a GP in Zambia. Currently works as Neurology Consultant at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (UK).