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Breast cancer recurrence in a patient with a previous history of radiation injury of the brachial plexus: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7487441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brachial plexus injury with resultant pain and attendant impairment may occur in cancer patients from either disease recurrence or as a consequence of radiation therapy. Distinguishing between these two causes of plexus dysfunction may be difficult, but physical findings and appropriate workup may assist in diagnosis. Additionally, lymphedema may be seen as a result of surgical, radiation, or combination therapy for breast cancer. Patients typically present with arm swelling, but neurological impairment, including pain, may also be noted. This case report describes an individual who developed pain and weakness, initially from radiation injury, and later developed local disease recurrence.
M J Brennan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-27     Completed Date:  1995-11-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  974-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Rehabilitation Center of Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT 06610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Plexus / injuries*
Breast Neoplasms / radiotherapy
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced*
Neoplasms, Second Primary*
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / etiology*
Radiation Injuries / complications*

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