Neurologic pain syndromes in patients with cancer Journal Article


Authors: Elliot, K.; Foley, K. M.
Article Title: Neurologic pain syndromes in patients with cancer
Abstract: Recognizing and treating the cause of pain in the patient with cancer should be the initial approach to the management of this common symptom. Careful analysis of patients with cancer and pain has led to the elucidation of common neurologic pain syndromes unique to this disease process. Pain in patients with cancer is commonly the presenting symptom of neurologic involvement. Changes in the pattern of pain or neurologic deficits should be carefully evaluated to rule out the possibility that metastatic disease may be exacerbating existing neuropathic pain. This chronifc intractable pain syndrome can markedly debilitate the patient and needs an aggressive approach with drug therapy as the first-line approach.
Keywords: prednisone; review; cisplatin; methotrexate; neoplasms; pain; dexamethasone; vincristine; procarbazine; postoperative complications; chronic disease; syndrome; spinal cord compression; neoplasm metastasis; altretamine; headache; misonidazole; drug therapy; sensorimotor neuropathy; capsaicin; nervous system diseases; cancer; human; brachialgia; cranial neuralgia; meninx metastasis; skull metastasis
Journal Title: Neurologic Clinics
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0733-8619
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 1989-01-01
Start Page: 333
End Page: 360
Language: English
PUBMED: 2657380
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 14 April 2020 -- Source: Scopus
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