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Lecture 40 - Para Neoplastic Syndromes

Lecture 40 - Para Neoplastic Syndromes

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Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Segun Mojiminiyi
Paraneoplastic syndromes
\u2022Clinical effects produced by a tumour that

cannot be explained by the local or distant spread of the tumor or by hormones native to the tissue of origin of the tumor

\u2022Appear in 10% to 15% of patients with
cancer
\u2022May be the first manifestation of an occult
tumor
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
\u2022Paraneoplastic syndromes are
important for three reasons:
\u20221) they may represent the earliest
manifestation of an occult tumor
\u20222) they may represent significant clinical
problems and may even be lethal
\u20223) they may mimic metastatic disease
and therefore confound treatment

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