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Cerebrovascular accident as the cause of neurological disorders in patients with lung cancer. A report of two cases

Katarzyna Szydłowska-Pazera, Urszula Czernek, Sylwia Dębska, Maja Habib, Marzena Elham-Zalewska, Tomasz Jaworski, Piotr Potemski
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(1):43-48.

open access

Vol 7, No 1 (2011)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2011-04-28

Abstract

In Poland, lung cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm and the first cause of cancer-related deaths. Neurologic manifestations are often observed in lung cancer patients and usually result from dissemination of neoplasm to brain or are the part of paraneoplastic syndrome. In this paper two women with lung cancer and neurologic manifestations caused by ischaemic cerebrovascular accident are described. Both patients were previously treated with chemotherapy. Clinical manifestations of the cerebrovascular accidents were typical — speech disorders and disturbances in motor activity. The cerebrovascular accidents were diagnosed by imaging procedures. After symptomatic treatment a performance status of both patients improved slightly and some neurologic deficits subsided.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 43–48

Abstract

In Poland, lung cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm and the first cause of cancer-related deaths. Neurologic manifestations are often observed in lung cancer patients and usually result from dissemination of neoplasm to brain or are the part of paraneoplastic syndrome. In this paper two women with lung cancer and neurologic manifestations caused by ischaemic cerebrovascular accident are described. Both patients were previously treated with chemotherapy. Clinical manifestations of the cerebrovascular accidents were typical — speech disorders and disturbances in motor activity. The cerebrovascular accidents were diagnosed by imaging procedures. After symptomatic treatment a performance status of both patients improved slightly and some neurologic deficits subsided.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 43–48

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Keywords

lung cancer; neurologic manifestations; cerebrovascular accident

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Title

Cerebrovascular accident as the cause of neurological disorders in patients with lung cancer. A report of two cases

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2011)

Article type

Case report

Pages

43-48

Published online

2011-04-28

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(1):43-48.

Keywords

lung cancer
neurologic manifestations
cerebrovascular accident

Authors

Katarzyna Szydłowska-Pazera
Urszula Czernek
Sylwia Dębska
Maja Habib
Marzena Elham-Zalewska
Tomasz Jaworski
Piotr Potemski

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