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Title: Pathology Case Study: Left Facial Numbness
Url: http://path.upmc.edu/cases/case210.html
Creator: Heyman, Rock A.
Lacomis, David
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh. Dept. of Pathology
Description: This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 56-year-old woman developed left facial numbness, followed by right peripheral facial weakness, left hand weakness, and left side hearing loss and tinnitus. The patient’s medical history and detailed description of her symptoms after admittance to the hospital are included in the “Patient History” section. Results from a cranial magnetic resonance (MR) scan along with a microscopic description and images of a sural nerve biopsy are provided here to help aid in understanding the diagnosis. The “Final Diagnosis” section contains the attending doctor’s notes on the patient with commentary, and a detailed pathology. References are also included in this section. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of neuropathology.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Infectious and parasitic diseases -- Individual diseases -- Sarcoidosis
Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry -- Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system -- Pathology
Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Specialties of internal medicine -- Diseases of the circulatory (cardiovascular) system -- Diseases of the blood vessels -- Other diseases of the arteries, A-Z -- Inflammation
Medicine -- Pathology -- Manifestations of disease -- Inflammation. Suppuration -- Granuloma
Medicine -- Pathology -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science
Health -- Disease
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Vocational Education
Health -- Body systems and senses
Health -- Chronic conditions
Vocational Education -- Allied health occupations
Key Concept: Health -- Blood and blood vessels
Health -- Central nervous system
Health -- Diagnoses
Health -- Diseases
Health -- Pathology
Date Issued: 1999-10
Resource Type: Cases
Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Univ. of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Pathology
Full Record Views: 23
Resource URL Clicks: 4
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