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Case 44 

Case 44
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Case 44
Author(s):

Harutomo Hasegawa

, Matthew Crocker

, and Pawan Singh Minhas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199599837.003.0044
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date: 25 August 2019

A 67-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with increasing back pain for 2 months, preventing her from sleeping and driving. Her legs have been feeling slightly numb for 4 days, and for the past 2 days she has been confined to the ground floor of her house. This morning she fell and was unable to get up. She underwent a lobectomy and radiotherapy for small-cell lung cancer last year. She last saw her oncologist 3 months ago and is under clinical surveillance.

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