Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations presenting as partial status epilepticus because of glioblastoma multiforme
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Oct;56(4):374-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.02.020. Epub 2010 Mar 20.
Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations presenting as partial status epilepticus because of glioblastoma multiforme.
Capampangan DJ1, Hoerth MT, Drazkowski JF, Lipinski CA.
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
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.