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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207120
Title:
Postirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy following seminoma treatment presenting as flaccid neuropathic bladder: a case report.
Authors:
Raheem, Omer A; Hickey, David P
Affiliation:
Department of Urology and Transplantation, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., davidhickey@beaumont.ie.
Citation:
J Med Case Reports. 2011 Apr 14;5:148.
Journal:
Journal of medical case reports
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207120
DOI:
10.1186/1752-1947-5-148
PubMed ID:
21492468
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 Iota testicular seminoma in a 38-year-old Caucasian man who had undergone radical orchidectomy and prophylactic paraaortic lymph node irradiation for stage Iota 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.
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1752-1947 (Electronic); 1752-1947 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorRaheem, Omer Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHickey, David Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T09:59:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T09:59:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T09:59:43Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Med Case Reports. 2011 Apr 14;5:148.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21492468en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-5-148en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207120-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: 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 Iota testicular seminoma in a 38-year-old Caucasian man who had undergone radical orchidectomy and prophylactic paraaortic lymph node irradiation for stage Iota 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.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.titlePostirradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy following seminoma treatment presenting as flaccid neuropathic bladder: a case report.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology and Transplantation, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., davidhickey@beaumont.ie.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of medical case reportsen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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