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mystery diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 21, 2011
  • 03:56 AM

just wondering if anyone, anyone can help us find an answer/diagnosis to my moms mysteriously, progressivley worsening symptoms. 62 yr old female. smoker x40 yrs. hx of uterine cancer x30 yrs ago. basal cell carcinoma on bridge of nose removed x5 yrs ago. family hx of heart/blood pressure problems, mother: pancreatic cancer. father: heart attack. brother: colon cancer. great mat. grandmother: stomach cancer. no other health problems.
shes been to several doctors, had numerous tests, even went to duke....no one can give us an answer!! some say carcinomateous meningitis, but no definite answer. started with vertigo early last year. in the summer of last year noticable memory loss, short and long term. a few months ago, went to eent for what they thought was an ear infection. a week later she was deaf in Left ear. a few weeks later, right eye started getting blurry. a few weeks later, left eye started bothering her. a week or so later, she was covering her right eye in order to somewhat see out of her left eye. 2-3 weeks later, left eye started turning in towards nose, parked there and will not move now. neither eye will move past center line to look towards the left. major diploplia. weight loss, decreased appetite, memory loss, and had to quite work. all mri's, ct's of the brain were normal. spinal tap was normal, though no cytology was done. ct's of chest, abdomen and pelvis were normal. most bloodwork was normal. elevated b12, co2, enlarged red blood cells were noted. nothing else abnormal.......please help!!

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