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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

Vincristine induced right vocal cord palsy in a case of non-hodgkins lymphoma : a case Report

TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

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P Agarwal
TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai
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ABSTRACT: An 11-year old girl, diagnosed as a case of lymphoblastic lymphoma was started on continuous Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, Vincristine and Prednisolone regimen, she developed hoarseness of voice while on 2nd phase of maintenance therapy. Direct laryngoscopy revealed right vocal cord palsy. Laryngeal nerve paralysis induced by Vincristine is a known but rare complication. Hence we present this case report of an infrequent complication of Vincristine with a review of the literature.


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