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Guillain-Barre syndrome after lung lobectomy: is there any relationship?

Buffard-Morel, Marine
Ducamp, Diane
Laroumagne, Sophie
Dutau, Hervé
Grapperon, Aude-Marie
Thomas, Pascal
Astoul, Philippe J
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 overFollow-Up StudiesGuillain-Barre Syndrome/drug therapy/etiology/immunologyHumansImmunoglobulins, Intravenous/therapeutic useLung Neoplasms/immunology/pathology/surgeryMaleNeoplasm InvasivenessNeoplasm Staging/methodsPneumonectomy/adverse effects/methodsPostoperative Complications/diagnosis/therapyRisk AssessmentSensitivity and SpecificitySeverity of Illness IndexThoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted/adverse effects/methodsTreatment Outcome
PMID: 24792300
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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

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