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Case Report  |   February 1996
Paraneoplastic intestinal pseudoobstruction, mononeuritis multiplex, and sensory neuropathy/neuronopathy
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Case Report   |   February 1996
Paraneoplastic intestinal pseudoobstruction, mononeuritis multiplex, and sensory neuropathy/neuronopathy
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1996, Vol. 96, 132. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.2.132
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1996, Vol. 96, 132. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.2.132
Abstract

A patient with diffuse intestinal pseudo-obstruction consisting of gastric paresis and impaired small and large bowel motility, mononeuropathy multiplex, and sensory neuropathy/neuronopathy was found to have small-cell carcinoma of the lung. The clinical symptoms were thought to be consistent with paraneoplastic neuropathy, and high antineuronal and anti-calcium channel antibodies led to the diagnosis of small-cell carcinoma of the lung. Identification of paraneoplastic neuropathy is important, because early treatment may halt the progression of the underlying carcinoma.