Postirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy following seminoma treatment presenting as flaccid neuropathic bladder: a case report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/129550
Title:
Postirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy following seminoma treatment presenting as flaccid neuropathic bladder: a case report
Authors:
Raheem, Omer A; Hickey, David P
Citation:
Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Apr 14;5(1):148
Issue Date:
14-Apr-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/129550
PubMed ID:
21492468
Abstract:
Abstract Introduction Postirradiation lumbosacral syndrome is a radiculopathy induced by radiation injury to the spinal cord. Its usual presentation is motor deficit and or sensory loss involving the lower limbs. Visceral involvement has not been reported previously. Case presentation We describe a case of severe hypotonic bladder caused by radiation-induced spinal cord injury following treatment of stage Ι testicular seminoma in a 38-year-old Caucasian man who had undergone radical orchidectomy and prophylactic paraaortic lymph node irradiation for stage Ι seminoma. Three years later he had clinical and urodynamic findings of hypotonic bladder. The magnetic resonance imaging results suggested a radiation-induced injury. Conclusion Such an unusual presentation of the syndrome of postirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy can impose a clinical challenge to practicing clinicians. Future studies are required to further delineate the mechanism of injury and further management plans.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorRaheem, Omer A-
dc.contributor.authorHickey, David P-
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-13T15:17:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-13T15:17:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-04-14-
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-148-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Apr 14;5(1):148-
dc.identifier.pmid21492468-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/129550-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Introduction Postirradiation lumbosacral syndrome is a radiculopathy induced by radiation injury to the spinal cord. Its usual presentation is motor deficit and or sensory loss involving the lower limbs. Visceral involvement has not been reported previously. Case presentation We describe a case of severe hypotonic bladder caused by radiation-induced spinal cord injury following treatment of stage Ι testicular seminoma in a 38-year-old Caucasian man who had undergone radical orchidectomy and prophylactic paraaortic lymph node irradiation for stage Ι seminoma. Three years later he had clinical and urodynamic findings of hypotonic bladder. The magnetic resonance imaging results suggested a radiation-induced injury. Conclusion Such an unusual presentation of the syndrome of postirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy can impose a clinical challenge to practicing clinicians. Future studies are required to further delineate the mechanism of injury and further management plans.-
dc.titlePostirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy following seminoma treatment presenting as flaccid neuropathic bladder: a case report-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderRaheem et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2011-05-13T10:04:33Z-

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