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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.
  1. M Prowse,
  2. C M Higgs,
  3. C Forrester-Wood,
  4. N McHugh
  1. Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.


    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy was the presenting feature in an otherwise occult case of non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung which improved on surgical removal of the primary tumour. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, therefore, should be considered an occasional manifestation of a paraneoplastic syndrome warranting a thorough search for underlying malignancy.

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