We present a case of unusual chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity in a patient who had undergone radical cystoprostatectomy and ileal conduit diversion for invasive bladder cancer. On routine computed tomography scan several years later, he was diagnosed with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma involving the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. The patient received systemic chemotherapy, including a combination of paclitaxel (Taxol) and gemcitabine (Gemzar). During this treatment, the patient developed spasmodic pain and dysesthesia in the stoma area, with no apparent skin irritation or any other local finding. These symptoms resolved about 3 months after completion of the therapy. (C) 2000, Elsevier Science Inc.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
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