Affordable Access

Primary neurological manifestations of lung cancer--a retrospective analysis of 8 patients.

Authors
  • Dasgupta, A
  • Sarkar, D
  • Devi, L Geetabali
  • Haldar, S
  • Das, D
  • Ghosh, B
  • Dasgupta, C
  • Basu, S
  • Ghosh, A
  • Majumdar, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
53
Pages
208–212
Identifiers
PMID: 15926606
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Neurological manifestations are reported in 5 to 10% of cases of lung cancer. We present a series of 216 consecutive patients of lung cancer of which 8 patients presented first with neurological manifestations without overt respiratory symptoms. The present study aimed to identify the number of patients of lung cancer presenting with primary neurological symptoms, the nature of the presentations, and the outcome of these patients among 216 patients who presented over a 2 year period in the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata. Out of 8 patients, 3 patients presented with seizures, 3 patients with hemiparesis and 2 patients with paraparesis. Thus, 3.7% (8/216) of patients in our series presented with a neurological manifestation. We concluded that primary neurological manifestations are rare in lung cancer. The lungs should be the first site of evaluation in a case of a cerebral metastasis with an unknown primary.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times