Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations presenting as partial status epilepticus because of glioblastoma multiforme

Dan J. Capampangan, Matthew T. Hoerth, Joseph F. Drazkowski, Christopher A. Lipinski

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Abstract

Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations are not often encountered in the acute care setting but may represent the subtle presenting features of a significant underlying disease process. We describe a patient whose most striking presenting symptoms were of olfactory and gustatory hallucinations and in whom the diagnosis and treatment of a new brain tumor and partial status epilepticus occurred entirely in the emergency department. The lesion was subsequently identified as glioblastoma multiforme involving the hippocampus and amygdala.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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