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Severe headache and neck pain, have seizures and nerve cramps. CT scan showed Calcified Granuloma in left lobe. Treatment?

SIr, my mother is about 50 years of age and she has been suffering from severe headache behind the left ear and severe neck pain since 25 days and seizures as well. She was fainted for 15 minutes and nerve cramps occurred. The CT SCAN of brain has shown CALCIFIED GRANULOMA IN left lobe. Please suggest the better diagnosis and treatment.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Dear Shankar,

The calcified granuloma is the most probable cause for your mother's seizures. As far as the granuloma itself is concerned, it in all probability does not require an operation to be removed. The treatment is with anti-convulsant medication which are to be started. The headache is unlikely to be caused by the granuloma especially of it is a small calcified granuloma with no pressure effect on the surrounding brain. The neck pain is unrelated to this. Both will need a careful evaluation and management.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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