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Sciatic neuropathy as first sign of metastasising prostate cancer

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  1. Internal bowel herniation through a peritoneal defect between the right fallopian tube and right ovarian vessels

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  2. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting with progressive cognitive decline

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  3. Severe influenza in a paediatric patient with GATA2 deficiency and Emberger syndrome

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  4. Severe acute hepatitis E infection presenting with acute abdomen and meningoencephalitis

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  5. Severe hypophosphataemia following oral bisphosphonate treatment in a patient with osteoporosis

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  1. Opening of BKCa channels causes migraine attacks: a new downstream target for the treatment of migraine

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  2. Reference programme: diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders and facial pain. Danish Headache Society, 3rd edition, 2020

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  3. Green Flags and headache: A concept study using the Delphi method

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  4. Delayed headache after COVID-19 vaccination: a red flag for vaccine induced cerebral venous thrombosis

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  5. National Klinisk Retningslinje for ikke-medicinsk behandling af hovedpinesygdomme

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Peripheral neuropathies are among the most common neurological diseases and have numerous causes, including diabetes, alcohol, hereditary, toxic, metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, ischaemic and paraneoplastic. Often, however, no definitive cause is identified and the condition is termed idiopathic neuropathy. Here we describe a patient who was initially diagnosed with idiopathic sciatic neuropathy but who was eventually diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is an uncommon manifestation of prostate cancer, and the diagnostic was difficult because prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was normal and the positron emission tomography scan negative. Changes in PSA should always raise the suspicion of prostate cancer, just as idiopathic progressive neuropathy should always raise the suspicion of an underlying malignancy, even when standard diagnostics fail to explain the patient's symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
ISSN1757-790X
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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