World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

FREQUENCY OF STRUCTURAL BRAIN LESION IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH NON-FOCAL DEFICIT HEADACHE ON CT BRAIN

Madiha Dar, Ayesha Bibi and Hozaifa Iqbal*

ABSTRACT

Objective; To determine structural brain lesions on CT in cases with non-focal deficit headache. Methods; This study was carried out at Medicine department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore during January to June 2018. Hundred cases in this cross sectional study were sleeted via non probability consecutive sampling irrespective of gender and age. The headache was labelled as yes where there was pain of more than 3 on visual analogue scale without any focal sensory, motor or cranial nerve deficit lasting at least more than 1 month. These cases then underwent CT brain without contrast and the findings of the CT scans were noted. Results; In the present study hundred cases presenting with non focal deficit headache were selected. There were 56% females and 44% males with mean age of 57.23±10.31 years and mean duration of headache as 2.34±0.67 months. Any type of lesion was detected in 29% of the cases and among them sinusitis was the most common seen in 22% of the over all cases followed by CSOM in 5%. SOL and brain abscess was seen in 1% of the cases each. Conclusion; Structural brain lesions are not uncommon in cases with non focal deficit of more than one month; though sinusitis was the most common finding.

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