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Fillers A memorable patient

The privilege of wisdom is to listen

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:390
  1. Mohammad Imran Khan, consultant in gastroenterology
  1. Wanganui Hospital, New Zealand

    A 64 year old patient was referred to the emergency department by an oncology nurse. He had metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma and was complaining of bilateral leg weakness of recent onset. The referral note mentioned the possibility of cord compression secondary to bone metastasis. The patient was seen first by the …

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