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Tumor-Like Mass Can Make You Want To Laugh

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February 25, 2000
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American Academy Of Neurology
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A small tumor-like mass known as a hypothalamic hamartoma can cause patients to feel the desire to laugh, according to a case report in the February 22 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The urge to laugh is not always followed by laughter.

ST. PAUL, MN -- A small tumor-like mass known as a hypothalamic hamartoma can cause patients to feel the desire to laugh, according to a case report in the February 22 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The urge to laugh is not always followed by laughter.


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