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of 'Overview of cancer pain syndromes'
Cranial neuropathy in systemic malignancy in a VA population.
Gupta SR, Zdonczyk DE, Rubino FA
We studied 30 men with cranial neuropathy (CN) and systemic malignancy to determine the etiology and prognosis of CN. The most common malignancy was prostate (33%), followed by lung (27%). The etiology of CN was metastatic in 25 (83%) and nonmetastatic in 5 (17%). Only 6 patients improved: 3 metastatic and 3 nonmetastatic. Although prognosis for recovery was better in the nonmetastatic group, there was no significant difference in survival between the metastatic and the nonmetastatic groups.
Neurology Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, IL 60141.