HOW IS THE CONCEPT “DISORDERS OF BRAIN FUNCTION” RELATED TO FRED’S PRESENTING SYMPTOMS?

HOW IS THE CONCEPT “DISORDERS OF BRAIN FUNCTION” RELATED TO FRED’S PRESENTING SYMPTOMS?

Chapter 20

Fifty-four–year-old Fred is complaining of a headache that started about 2 weeks ago. For the past 2 days, the headache has increased in severity, and he is photophobic and has uncial rigidity and projectile vomiting. CT scan results show an arteriovenous malformation in the basal artery and a small hemorrhagic bleed in the middle meningeal artery.