Frequency and outcome of neoplastic brachial plexopathy: single institution experience

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128164
Title:
Frequency and outcome of neoplastic brachial plexopathy: single institution experience
Authors:
Noonan, AM; McCaffrey, J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128164
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Symptomatic neoplastic brachial plexopathy (NBP) is estimated to occur in about 0.4% of all patients with cancer. The aim of this review was to determine the incidence of NBP occurring in patients referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A retrospective review over a 5 year period revealed that a total of sixty-six MRIs of brachial plexus were performed. Twenty-nine were performed for assessment of suspected traumatic injuries. Eighteen MRIs were performed in patients with a known cancer diagnosis, one was performed in a patient with a benign thymoma, one with a neurofibroma and the remaining seventeen MRIs were ordered for other conditions. In total, thirteen MRIs were positive for brachial plexopathy (seven traumatic, five due to cancer, one neurofibroma). Of the twenty MRIs performed in patients with neoplasms, six (30%) confirmed a diagnosis of NBP. Twenty seven point eight per cent (5/18) of patients with a diagnosis of cancer had NBP.
Keywords:
CANCER
Local subject classification:
SYMPTOMATIC NEOPLASTIC BRACHIAL PLEXOPATHY
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal

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dc.contributor.authorNoonan, AMen
dc.contributor.authorMcCaffrey, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-15T13:34:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-15T13:34:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128164-
dc.descriptionSymptomatic neoplastic brachial plexopathy (NBP) is estimated to occur in about 0.4% of all patients with cancer. The aim of this review was to determine the incidence of NBP occurring in patients referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A retrospective review over a 5 year period revealed that a total of sixty-six MRIs of brachial plexus were performed. Twenty-nine were performed for assessment of suspected traumatic injuries. Eighteen MRIs were performed in patients with a known cancer diagnosis, one was performed in a patient with a benign thymoma, one with a neurofibroma and the remaining seventeen MRIs were ordered for other conditions. In total, thirteen MRIs were positive for brachial plexopathy (seven traumatic, five due to cancer, one neurofibroma). Of the twenty MRIs performed in patients with neoplasms, six (30%) confirmed a diagnosis of NBP. Twenty seven point eight per cent (5/18) of patients with a diagnosis of cancer had NBP.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectCANCERen
dc.subject.otherSYMPTOMATIC NEOPLASTIC BRACHIAL PLEXOPATHYen
dc.titleFrequency and outcome of neoplastic brachial plexopathy: single institution experienceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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