On the significance of Lhermitte's sign in oncology

Vittorio Ventafridda, Augusto Caraceni, Cinzia Martini, Alberto Sbanotto, Franco De Conno

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We present three cases of Lhermitte's sign out of twenty consecutive cases of epidural spinal cord compression due to metastatic cancer. The three patients were diagnosed with epidural thoracic compressions. The literature on Lhermitte's sign is reviewed with emphasis on the differential diagnosis of this symptom in oncological patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991


  • Lhermitte's sign
  • metastatic spinal cord compression
  • radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research


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