Doctor, Why Do I Faint When I Turn My Head to the Left? Is it Epilepsy or Syncope?


DEMİRCİ S. , CENGIZHAN E., TUFEKCI A.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.47, no.4, pp.354-355, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.y5498
  • Title of Journal : NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-355

Abstract

Syncope and seizure share some clinical characteristics which may lead to diagnostic confusion. Here we report the case of a patient with carotid sinus syncope due to recurrent hypopharyngeal carcinoma which was misdiagnosed as epilepsy. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47: 354-5)