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Abstract

NOF-FOCAL DEFICIT HEADACHE AND STRUCTURAL BRAIN LESIONS: ROLE OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Amna Minhas, Yamna Saeed and Dr. Shazia Naureen*

ABSTRACT

Objective; Pattern of structural brain lesion detection on CT brain in cases presenting with non focal deficit headache. Study design; Cross-sectional Setting; Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and National Hospital and Medical centre, Lahore Duration; February 2018 to September 2018. Methodology; The cases were selected with age > 20 years of both genders with history of headache lasting more than 1 month without any focal deficit. The cases with any previous stroke and documented cases of any malignancy were excluded form this study. They then underwent CT brain plain at Radiology department of the same institute. The pattern of different lesions detected were noted. Results; In this study, there were 50 cases out of which 32 (64%) were females and 18 (36%) were males. The mean age of the patients was 31.67±7.13 years. On CT brain, normal scan was seen in 35 (70%) of the cases. It was followed by sinusitis seen in 11 (22%), otitis media in 2(4%) and brain abscess and SOL in 1 (2%) cases each. There was no significant difference among these findings with respect to gender except that normal scan was seen in 78.2% females and 55.6% males with p value of 0.11. Conclusion; Headache is common but structural brain lesion is not that common and the most detected lesion is sinusitis.

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