Occipital neuralgia in lung carcinoma: a rare clinical scenario case report

  • Sovan Sarang Dhar All India Institute of Medical Sciences,Bhubaneswar,Odisha,India
  • Rajendra Sahoo Health World Hospitals, Durgapur, India
  • Zulfuqur Hossain Khan North DMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Saroj Kumar Das Majumdar All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
  • Dillip Kumar Parida All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
Keywords: Pain, Neuralgia,

Abstract


Occipital neuralgia is an uncommon cause of pain over occipital region. When occipital nerves are affected due to osteogenic / vasculogenic / neurogenic causes it is manifested as a sharp shooting or stabbing type of pain over the occipital region of scalp, often progressing to involve the vertex and the temporal region as well. Use and withdrawal of variety of drugs result in headache. The role of any chemotherapeutic drug, as a causative agent for occipital neuralgia, has not been described in literature so far. We are reporting a rare case of occipital neuralgia precipitated while on combination chemotherapy regimen in lung carcinoma.

Author Biographies

Sovan Sarang Dhar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,Bhubaneswar,Odisha,India

Senior Resident, Department of Radiotherapy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India

Rajendra Sahoo, Health World Hospitals, Durgapur, India

Senior Consultant Anaesthesiology and Pain Management, Health World Hospitals, Durgapur, India

 

Zulfuqur Hossain Khan, North DMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, North DMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
Saroj Kumar Das Majumdar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
Additional Professor, Department of Radiotherapy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
Dillip Kumar Parida, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
Professor, Department of Radiotherapy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India

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Published
2018/06/28
Section
Short Report