Small cell lung cancer presenting as a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by recurrent episodic hypotension and bradycardia: case report.


Journal Article

A 56-year-old man presenting with a 6-month history of recurrent episodic hypotension and bradycardia was found to have limited-stage small cell lung cancer. During both quiescence and episodes of hemodynamic embarrassment, extensive evaluations were conducted. Possible explanations included the following: intermittent great vessel obstruction; baroreceptor failure/hypersensitivity; and autonomic dysfunction. His clinical course favored an antibody-negative dysautonomic paraneoplastic syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Martin, MG; Ardati, AK; Dunlay, SM; Abernethy, AP; Blazing, MA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 290 - 293

PubMed ID

  • 17218589

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17218589

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.06-1281


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States