In 2002 I passed out and had a seizure. My husband took me to the local ER where I had a ct of the head. The ct revealed a mass in my right frontal lobe. A few days prior I had hit my head, but not in this area. My personal physician said the mass was inflammation from the injury and nothing to worry about. She never followed up with this even though I subsequently went to her for left sided pain, headaches and other vague symptoms. Jump to 2007, I changed my personal physician. I was continuing to suffer from these vague symptoms. He immediately noticed that this was a neurological problem and sent me back to the ER. At the ER they ordered another CT scan which again revealed the mass, except it had enlarged. Thus making a head injury unlikely. I was seen by a local neurologist who thought it was either MS or a glioma. He was puzzled as to why it had not been followed by MRI's. I was then sent to the major brain tumor center in our area. They immediately recognized it as a glioma and scheduled me for surgery. The surgery was completed last week revealing a oligodendroglioma. The team of doctors said I was lucky that it had been caught in time before turning to a higher grade tumor and that the original ct scan should have been continually followed up on. I am just happy that I changed physicians in time.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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