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
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DODGSON MCH, HOFFMAN HL. SENSORY NEUROPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH CARCINOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS: REPORT OF A CASE(SENSORY NEUROPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH CARCINOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;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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