Cranial Nerves One to Six

Cranial nerve injuries are important clinical signs, which alert the examiner to intracranial pathology. This session will look at the more common traumatic and medical causes of cranial nerve injury…

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Giant Headache!!!

A 69-year-old lady presents with a 3-week history of right sided headache and jaw claudication, associated with significant reduction in vision of the right eye for 2 days.…

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Texting Trouble

A healthy 25-year-old presents to the emergency department complaining she cannot text on her phone…

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Secondary Headache

This session will focus on secondary causes of acute severe headaches that are likely to present to an emergency department.…

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Blinding Headache

A 35-year-old presents with right sided headache, photophobia and vomiting progressing to left homonymous hemianopia and left sided numbness.…

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Doc, my head hurts

A 42-year-old man presents to the Emergency Department at 4am with a severe headache. He is pacing up and down and says that he has been woken up by a similar headache every night for the last 4 night…

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Working from home

It is a busy winter evening in the Emergency Department. The next patient to be seen is a 37-year-old female presenting with a headache, nausea and general malaise.…

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Cervical Artery Dissection

This session reviews the clinical presentation and investigation of cervical artery dissection. The clinician needs a high level of suspicion to make this diagnosis accurately…

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Intracranial Infections

Intracranial infections (also called central nervous system infections or CNS infections) are relatively rare, but form a very important differential diagnosis in the unwell patient…

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Fishing for a diagnosis

A keen fisherman attends following a flu-like illness. He has a small head wound and is now jaundiced. One sign brings it all together, can you spot it?…

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