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Cervical radiating pain due to metastatic lesion on the cervical spine in the patient with a history of multiple cancer

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Author(s)
Jeong Wook Park Se Hun Kim Young Joon Ki Ki Tae Jung Hyun Young Lee
Issued Date
2020
Keyword
Chronic pain Neck pain Neoplasm Medial branch blocks Metastasis Shoulder pain Zygapophyseal Joint
Abstract
Cervical radiating pain is sometimes difficult to diagnosis exactly because of the anatomical complexity of the cervical spine. Especially, the pain originates from malignancies are more confusing because of its mimic symptoms of radiculopathy. Thus, clinicians must always keep in mind that the source of cervical radiating pain could be the metastasis of cancer rather than the common source such as disc herniation and careful diagnosis based on the history taking, physical examination, and imaging study is required. Here we report a case of 86-year-old male with multiple cancer history who complained left chronic neck pain mimic radiculopathy. At first, facet joint disease was suspected, and a cervical medial branch block was performed, which was unresponsive. We recommended an MRI examination strongly due to his history and metastatic extraosseous lesions were found on the left C3/4/5 spine.
Publisher
조선대학교 의학연구원
Citation
Jeong Wook Park. (2020). Cervical radiating pain due to metastatic lesion on the cervical spine in the patient with a history of multiple cancer, MJCU | Vol.45, No.2 p.99 ~ p.102
Type
Laboratory article
ISSN
1225-0082
URI
https://oak.chosun.ac.kr/handle/2020.oak/17155
http://www.chosun.ac.kr/user/indexSub.do?codyMenuSeq=497586153&siteId=medres
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