Somatization symptoms have been found to be early symptoms of tumor among brain tumor patients.
The authors followed patients through diagnosis of brain tumor and subsequent surgery.
Patients with a supratentorial tumor were given repeated measurements for somatization with the Crown-Crisp Experiential Index.
Before tumor operation, the patients with a tumor in the right hemisphere had significantly higher somatic anxiety scores than those with a tumor located in the left hemisphere. The specific symptoms were dizziness and palpitation among patients with a right hemispheric tumor.
It is important to remember possible very unusual causes behind somatization symptoms.