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

Published inThe annals of thoracic surgery, vol. 97, no. 5, p. e133-134
Publication date2014

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.

  • 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
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PLOJOUX, Jérôme Pierre Olivier et al. Guillain-Barre syndrome after lung lobectomy: is there any relationship? In: The annals of thoracic surgery, 2014, vol. 97, n° 5, p. e133–134. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.067
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