Unusual cause of partially reversible severe cardiovascular autonomic failure

Shahar Lavi, Judith Aharon-Peretz, Nissim Haim, Eugene Vlodavsky, Giris Jacob

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of partially reversible severe cardiovascular autonomic system failure in a patient with double primary malignancies. The patient presented with severe orthostatic hypotension preceding the detection of lymphoma and lung cancer. The patient had autonomic failure on presentation. One year after surgery and chemotherapy, there was a gradual improvement in both symptoms and autonomic function simultaneously. We conclude that paraneoplastic severe autonomic failure can be reversible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume326
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autonomic failure
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Paraneoplastic

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