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Case 19-2017 - A 53-Year-Old Woman with Leg Numbness and Weakness

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Creepy cautionary tale about a slowly growing neurological deficit caused by an unusually stealthy cancer. This took a lot of diagnostic effort to solve. •shudder•

~ Paul Ingraham

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A 53-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of progressive asymmetric hypoesthesia and weakness in the legs. Urinary retention, absence of rectal tone, and saddle anesthesia developed. A diagnostic test was performed.

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