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A Russian woman was mistakenly diagnosed and treated for osteochondrosis when she was in fact suffering from a brain tumor. She initially presented to a clinic feeling unwell and dizzy, with slight loss of hearing. She was diagnosed at this time with osteochondrosis via a spinal x-ray, with recommendation of massage and acupuncture as a treatment. Her health declined further with fainting spells and reduction in eyesight for which an eye specialist prescribed leeches. Her misdiagnosis eventually resulted in reduced vision, hearing loss, and almost cost her her life. A brain tumor was diagnosed after two years when she visited a neuropathologist who ordered a brain computer tomography (CT) scan. She successfully sued the clinic that failed to follow up her declining health despite treatment.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Prayda Ru
About: Woman sues over misdiagnosis of brain tumor
Date: 25 May 2005
Source: Prayda Ru
Author: Maria Gousseva (Translator)
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