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Falcine meningioma masquerading as biliary colic – Case report and literature review

      Highlights

      • Intracranial causes for abdominally-manifested symptoms are rare.
      • Parafalcine meningioma was seen to cause paroxysmal abdominal symptoms, likely due to seizure activity.
      • This case shows a previously unreported aetiology for RUQ symptoms.

      Abstract

      Right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain and discomfort is a common presenting complaint often associated with abdominal pathology. We report a rare presentation of structural intracranial pathology in a patient initially presenting with RUQ abdominal discomfort. While initial investigations concentrating on abdominal causes revealed no likely culprit, progression of symptoms to involve right lower limb weakness eventually prompted the patient's re-presentation and eventual definitive diagnosis. This case depicts a hitherto unreported cause for abdominally-manifested seizures.

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