Carbamazepine-responsive paroxysmal nausea and vomiting in a patient with meningeal carcinomatosis.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_6B2F853F90E3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Carbamazepine-responsive paroxysmal nausea and vomiting in a patient with meningeal carcinomatosis.
Journal
Palliative Medicine
Author(s)
Strohscheer I., Borasio G.D.
ISSN
0269-2163 (Print)
ISSN-L
0269-2163
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Volume
20
Number
5
Pages
549-550
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In neurology, paroxysmal syndromes are well-known, eg, as manifestations of multiple sclerosis. We report a patient with meningeal carcinomatosis, who presented with therapy-refractory nausea and vomiting. The clinical suspicion of a paroxysmal syndrome prompted a trial of carbamazepine, which resulted in complete cessation of the symptoms. In cancer patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement and therapy-refractory symptoms with sudden onset, carbamazepine treatment should be considered.
Keywords
Adult, Anticonvulsants/therapeutic use, Antiemetics/therapeutic use, Breast Neoplasms, Carbamazepine/therapeutic use, Carcinoma/drug therapy, Carcinoma/secondary, Drug Resistance, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Meningeal Neoplasms/drug therapy, Meningeal Neoplasms/secondary, Nausea/drug therapy, Nausea/etiology, Syndrome, Vomiting/drug therapy, Vomiting/etiology
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