Clinical Medicine Journal
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Clinical Medicine Journal, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: May 28, 2015
Carcinoma Cervix Presenting as Foot Drop - A Case Report
Pages: 80-83 Views: 1347 Downloads: 456
Authors
[01] Gupta P., Ganga Ram Institute of Post-Graduation Medical Education (GRIPMER), New Delhi, India.
[02] Sethi P. K., Ganga Ram Institute of Post-Graduation Medical Education (GRIPMER), New Delhi, India.
[03] Batra A., Ganga Ram Institute of Post-Graduation Medical Education (GRIPMER), New Delhi, India.
[04] Anand I., Ganga Ram Institute of Post-Graduation Medical Education (GRIPMER), New Delhi, India.
Abstract
Lumbosacral plexopathy is rare but one of the most disabling complications of pelvic tumors and is an initial presentation in only 15% of cases. Here we present the case of 72 year old female who presented to us with foot drop and severe pelvic pain. She was investigated thoroughly and she turned out be a case of cervical carcinoma (advanced stage). Interestingly, diagnostic laparoscopy had to be done to establish the diagnosis. Cervical carcinoma, although rare, should always be kept as possibility for every female patient who presents as foot drop associated with pelvic pain because many patients who don’t have menstrual symptoms may be missed.
Keywords
Plexopathy, Cervical Carcinoma, Foot Drop, Limbo Sacral
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