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Delayed radiation-induced damage to the brachial plexus

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Abstract

Three patients are described who developed a brachial plexus neuropathy following radiation treatment for cancer of the breast. The clinical features consisted of a painless, slowly progressive sensory motor disturbance, affecting especially the hand. The latent period between the radiation therapy and the onset of the neuropathy was exceptionally long, being 8, 15 and 15 years respectively. Two patients were initially incorrectly diagnosed as having a carpal tunnel syndrome. The possible mechanisms of the insidious neuropathy are discussed.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1978
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-81-012915
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proc. Aust. Assoc. Neurol.; (Australia); Journal Volume: 15
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; HANDS; DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS; NERVES; NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; RADIOINDUCTION; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; FEMALES; MAMMARY GLANDS; NEOPLASMS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BODY; BODY AREAS; DISEASES; GLANDS; LIMBS; MEDICINE; NERVOUS SYSTEM; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 550603 - Medicine- External Radiation in Therapy- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
7029154
Research Organizations:
Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Australia
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: PAANB
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 221-227
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Citation Formats

Burns, R J. Delayed radiation-induced damage to the brachial plexus. Australia: N. p., 1978. Web.
Burns, R J. Delayed radiation-induced damage to the brachial plexus. Australia.
Burns, R J. 1978. "Delayed radiation-induced damage to the brachial plexus." Australia.
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title = {Delayed radiation-induced damage to the brachial plexus}
author = {Burns, R J}
abstractNote = {Three patients are described who developed a brachial plexus neuropathy following radiation treatment for cancer of the breast. The clinical features consisted of a painless, slowly progressive sensory motor disturbance, affecting especially the hand. The latent period between the radiation therapy and the onset of the neuropathy was exceptionally long, being 8, 15 and 15 years respectively. Two patients were initially incorrectly diagnosed as having a carpal tunnel syndrome. The possible mechanisms of the insidious neuropathy are discussed.}
journal = {Proc. Aust. Assoc. Neurol.; (Australia)}
volume = {15}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Australia}
year = {1978}
month = {Jan}
}