The patient who lost his mind - well, part of it
An 84-year-old is entitled to be a little absent-minded, but this CT scan is something else.
The elderly man presented to an ED in Northern Ireland with a history of recurrent falls and left-sided arm and leg weakness.
Doctors initially suspected a stroke, but examination and routine blood testing revealed no obvious abnormalities.
It was only when they ordered a brain CT that a 9cm air pocket was detected within his right frontal lobe.
An MRI confirmed the presence of a pneumatocoele — a