Neurologic emergencies in the cancer patient Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Neoplasms
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Status Epilepticus

abstract

  • Neurologic complications of cancer and its therapy are varied and common, but there are few true neurologic emergencies. However, when a neurologic emergency does occur, rapid diagnosis and treatment can preserve neurologic function and, in some circumstances, save a life. Epidural spinal cord compression, raised intracranial pressure (ICP), status epilepticus, and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are the most common neurologic emergencies in the cancer patient. This chapter details the clinical features, possible etiologies, diagnostic tests, and treatment options for each of these complications.

publication date

  • July 3, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10864219

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 311

end page

  • 21

volume

  • 27

number

  • 3