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October 1983

Transient Tumor Attacks

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, and the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(10):633-636. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050090069011

• The presence of an intracranial mass lesion should be considered in any patient experiencing episodes of reversible cerebral deficit. I studied four patients, all with intracranial masses, who had recurrent attacks of hemiparesis, hemisensory disturbance, disorientation, or dysphasia. While the mechanism of these attacks is unknown, there are several possibilities.