M. C. H. DODGSON, M.D.; H. L. HOFFMAN, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Although it is well recognized that degenerations in the peripheral and central nervous systems may accompany carcinoma in the absence of malignant metastases,1-6 no further histologically proved cases of sensory neuropathy have been reported since those of Denny Brown, both of which occurred with carcinoma of a bronchus. In these he described a primary degeneration of the cells of the dorsal root ganglia, with degeneration of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord, dorsal nerve roots and of a large proportion of fibers of those peripheral nerves which were examined. In addition, there was an apparent primary degeneration of the
DODGSON MCH, HOFFMAN HL. SENSORY NEUROPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH CARCINOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:130–135. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-1-130
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(1):130-135.
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