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Clinical Cases in Neurology


  • Provides neurological cases in a reader-friendly manner that enables the reader to improve their diagnostic skill

  • Facilitates self-testing by giving the reader the opportunity to review MRI scans by themselves first without any legend

  • Provides a short answer and follow-up story at the end of each case


Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Ondrej Dolezal
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About this book


This book presents a selection of neurological clinical cases and tests the reader in order to allow them to gain clinical self-confidence in approaching the case, requesting tests (negotiating test with other specialties e.g. radiology) and also in referring to other specialties. The book examines a range of different clinical scenarios and neurological conditions from multiple sclerosis and degenerative disorders to epilepsy and headache. 

The book can serve as a teaching aid in a classroom setting, where teacher introduces the case (“telling the story”, neurological examination) and the students then propose differential diagnoses and further tests. Teacher, when suitable, shows representative test result to students and expects students to interpret scan/test, eventually concluding the case, proposing further referrals and discussing prognosis Each chapter also contains visual aids in the form of  Neuroexam, helping the reader gain a quick understanding of the case.

Aimed at trainee neurologists and any non-neurologists who might encounter neurological cases in the clinic, this book is useful for bedside teaching especially when there are not enough available patients on ward.


Neurological examination Differential diagnosis Key symptom MRI Medical history stroke movement disorders pain disorientation hemiparesis numbness

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyDumfries and Galloway Royal InfirmaryDumfriesUK

About the authors

Dr Dolezal was born in Prague Czech republic. He studied medicine at Charles University in Prague (MD degree). He obtained there also his postgraduate doctorate (PhD) in neuroscience with thesis title:” Grey matter pathology in Multiples Sclerosis”. His primary subspecialty is multiple sclerosis. He collaborated with and worked at Buffalo Neuroimaging analysis centre (USA). As a part of his training he volunteered as a GP in Zambia. Currently works as Neurology Consultant at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (UK). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Cases in Neurology
  • Authors Ondrej Dolezal
  • Series Title In Clinical Practice
  • Series Abbreviated Title In Clinical Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16627-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16628-1
  • Series ISSN 2199-6652
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-6660
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 62 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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“Written for non‐neurologists, the book targets medical students and internists interested in learning about how neurologists organize and think about their patients.” (Sridhar S Yaddanapudi, Doody's Book Reviews, November 01, 2019)