Complicaciones de la radioterapia: fenómeno de Lhermitte gatillado por calor. Caso clínico

Javier Faúndez-Salazar, Evelyn San-Martín-Meza, Apolo Salgado-Fernández
2019 Revista médica de Chile (Impresa)  
Lhermitte phenomenon is a neurological symptom described as a sensation of electric shock that radiates from the back towards the extremities, which appears when a patient flexes the neck. A transient myelopathy as a late complication of radiotherapy is associated with this symptom. It appears two to four months after treatment and disappears spontaneously. We report a 45 years old female with a neck malignant melanoma treated with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. She experienced the
more » ... ienced the Lhermitte phenomenon that was triggered by heat. This phenomenon must be differentiated from the Uhthoff phenomenon.
doi:10.4067/s0034-98872019000700928 pmid:31859992 fatcat:azabylghozcefee7ovwyf2ggcm