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Hiding in plain sight: a brain lesion in a patient with a history of colon and breast cancer
  1. Dominic Eze1,
  2. Kathryn Hollis1,
  3. Mohamed H Ahmed2 and
  4. Victoria Alner3
  1. 1 Medical School, Buckingham University, Buckingham, UK
  2. 2 Department of Medicine and HIV Metabolic Clinic, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK
  3. 3 Department of Geriatric Medicine, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohamed H Ahmed, Mohamed.Hassan-Ahmed{at}


We present a case of a 76-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital with a low Glasgow Coma Scale score. She had a medical history of breast and colon cancer. The CT scan showed possible diagnosis of brain metastasis. However, the MRI scan showed this to be a completely different diagnosis.

  • geriatric medicine
  • neuroimaging

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  • Contributors MHA and VA: planning. DE, KH and MHA: conduct and collection of information and data. DE, KH, MAH and VA: reporting and writing. DE, KH, MAH and VA: conception and design. DE, KH, MAH and VA: revision of manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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