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Brachial plexus neuropathy after radiotherapy can be treated by specialist surgeons

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:780
  1. L C Bainbridge
  1. Consultant hand and plastic surgeon Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby Royal Infirmary, Derby DE1 2QY

    EDITOR,—Neuritis is an unfortunate complication of radiotherapy,1 for which patients may be denied treatment. I have been told by several patients that their oncologist told them that the pain was untreatable. I have also been told by oncologists that the pain is due to tumour infiltration and is a sign …

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