Flauwvallen door een tumor in de hals

J. B. Winter, R. M.M. Gevers, A. Huitema

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An 86-year-old woman was admitted with progressive complaints of dizziness and the sensation of losing consciousness several times a day; this had led her to fall down on a few occasions. The patient had experienced these symptoms for a month prior to admission. Two weeks before admission her family had noticed a swelling on the left side of her neck. During admission, bradycardia and subsequently asystole occurred while she was eating or when turning her head to the left, followed by a slow junctional escape rhythm. A CT scan of the head and neck region revealed a large tumour in the left parapharyngeal space entrapping the left carotid artery. Histology disclosed a low-grade malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma, sensitive to radiotherapy. The patient received a pacemaker and treatment of the lymphoma was uneventful. The symptomatic sinus bradycardia and asystole were caused by intermittent carotid massage by the lymphoma.

Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageFainting caused by a neck tumour
Originele taal-2Nederlands
Pagina's (van-tot)271-273
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusGepubliceerd - 9 feb. 2002
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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