Bradycardia as the First Sign of Brain Tumor: A Case Report

Ammar Kamil, Hazim Ghazzay


Sinus bradycardia can be normal in specific instances. However, it had been sporadically documented in the literature as the first sign of a brain tumor. We report a case of a young man who was complaining of dizziness without any neurological sign, and found to have a sinus bradycardia. No underlying cardiac cause was found and he had non-significant medication history. Surprisingly his head computed tomography showed a fronto-temporal brain tumor. This highlights that bradycardia can be the first and the only warning sign for brain tumors, which is likely to be missed.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(4):119-121


Brain tumor; Sinus bradycardia; Increased intracranial pressure

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