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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(3):31.
Radiation Induced Sacral Plexopathy -Case report-
Kyoung-Tae Kim, M.D., Ghi-Chan Kim, M.D., , Ho-Joong Jeong, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kosin Medical College
방사선 치료후 발생한 천추신경총 병변 -증례 보고-
김경태, 김기찬, 정호중
고신대학 의학부 재활의학교실
Abstract

Extending as lumbosacral plexus doses from the upper lumbar area to the lower sacrum and passing near several lower abdominal and pelvic organs, this plexus is subject to a number of injuries and diseases, most of them secondary. It can have many possible causes of lesions: trauma, tumor invasion, infection, radiatin, psoas abscess, retroperitoneal hemorrhage, iatrogenic or "idiopathic neuralgic amyotrophy".

We experienced one case of radiationinduced sacral plexopathy in 43 years old female who recieved preoperative pelvic irradiation(5,050rad, 4field technique, over 3weeks) and Mile's operation for rectal cancer and reported the case with clinical, radiologic, and electrodiagnostic findings.

Key Words: Radiation, Sacral plexopathy


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