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Guillain-Barre syndrome after lung lobectomy: is there any relationship?
|Published in||Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014, vol. 97, no. 5, p. e133-4|
|Abstract||Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory polyradiculopathy frequently triggered by infection. It has also been reported in some cases after surgical procedures. We describe the first case of GBS occurring 9 days after lung lobectomy for localized lung cancer and efficiently treated with intravenous immunoglobulins. The exact physiopathology of GBS after surgical procedures is unknown. An immune-mediated process and perioperative infection are the most accepted etiologic hypotheses.|
|Keywords||Aged, 80 and over — Follow-Up Studies — Guillain-Barre Syndrome/drug therapy/etiology/immunology — Humans — Immunoglobulins, Intravenous/therapeutic use — Lung Neoplasms/immunology/pathology/surgery — Male — Neoplasm Invasiveness — Neoplasm Staging/methods — Pneumonectomy/adverse effects/methods — Postoperative Complications/diagnosis/therapy — Risk Assessment — Sensitivity and Specificity — Severity of Illness Index — Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted/adverse effects/methods — Treatment Outcome|
|Research group||Groupe Gasche-Soccal Paola (958)|
|PLOJOUX, Jérôme Pierre Olivier et al. Guillain-Barre syndrome after lung lobectomy: is there any relationship?. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2014, vol. 97, n° 5, p. e133-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.067 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:79231|