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Published: 2015-08-12

Psychiatric Symptoms as Possible Brain Tumor Complications: A Case Report

Marlena Zajączkowska, Waldemar Kryszkowski, Monika Talarowska, Piotr Gałecki

(Department of Adult Psychiatry, Medical University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland)

Med Sci Tech 2015; 56:73-77

DOI: 10.12659/MST.894959

BACKGROUND: Brain tumors constitute 9% of all tumors in adults and as much as 20% of neoplasms in children. They are the cause of 2.6% of all deaths. It is estimated that psychiatric symptoms are present in approximately 30% of all patients treated for brain tumors.
CASE REPORT: This paper presents a case report of a patient with a tumor in the temporal lobe, in whom the first symptoms included mental disorders dominated by psychotic symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Atypical symptomatic presentation of brain tumors may lead to a delayed correct diagnosis. 2. In each case, a focal foundation of the symptoms needs to be taken into account.

Keywords: Brain Neoplasms, case reports, Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)

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