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Radiation-induced brachial plexus neuropathy - aetiopathogenesis, risk factors, differential diagnostics, symptoms and treatment.

@article{Gosk2007RadiationinducedBP,
  title={Radiation-induced brachial plexus neuropathy - aetiopathogenesis, risk factors, differential diagnostics, symptoms and treatment.},
  author={Jerzy Gosk and Roman Rutowski and Paweł Reichert and Jerzy Rabczyński},
  journal={Folia neuropathologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          26-30
        }
}
The success of radiation oncology has led to longer patient survival. This provides a greater opportunity for radiation injuries of the peripheral nerves to develop. Brachial plexus neuropathy in cancer patients may result from either tumour recurrence or as a consequence of radiation therapy. Distinguishing between radiation injury and cancer disease recurrence as a cause of brachial plexus dysfunction may be difficult. In this article the most important principles of the differential… 

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