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Evaluation of syncope from head and neck cancer.
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PMID:  2927214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five patients suffering from recurrent syncope in association with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were examined. Two patients had exhaustive diagnostic work-up for syncope, which eventually disclosed previously undiagnosed, recurrent squamous cell carcinoma. Case reports describe glossopharyngeal neuralgia, a well recognized cause of syncope in the head and neck cancer patient, characterized by acute unilateral head or neck pain preceding each syncopal episode. The literature on the diagnosis of syncope is reviewed, and the syncopal mechanisms unique to the head and neck cancer patient are analyzed and discussed. A diagnostic approach to syncope in head and neck cancer is proposed.
F A Papay; J K Roberts; T L Wegryn; T Gordon; H L Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-05     Completed Date:  1989-05-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44106.
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MeSH Terms
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications*
Glossopharyngeal Nerve*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications*
Heart Diseases / complications
Metabolic Diseases / complications
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / complications*
Nervous System Diseases / complications
Neuralgia / drug therapy,  etiology*
Pain / etiology
Syncope / etiology*
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