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Primary Headache

Acute, severe headache is a common symptom of patients presenting to the emergency department. In 90% of cases, the cause will be one of the primary headache syndromes.…

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Phaeochromocytoma

The spontaneous presentation of phaeochromocytoma is normally between the age of 40 and 50 years, however the hereditary forms often present in younger individuals, including children.…

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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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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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Under Pressure

A 59 year old man presented to Emergency department at 11pm with acute onset severe (9/10) generalised headache and vomiting which started at the dinner table…

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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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Air Head

An 18 year old female presents after falling 8ft from a tree. She landed directly onto her head and lost consciousness for 30 seconds…

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