A reversible cause of hypercapnic respiratory failure: lower motor neuronopathy associated with renal cell carcinoma.
We describe a unique case of a patient with a reversible paraneoplastic motor neuronopathy who presented with hypercapnic respiratory failure. The patient developed progressive respiratory and limb muscle weakness until treated with removal of a renal cell carcinoma, which was followed by a complete resolution of neuromuscular symptoms. The literature of paraneoplastic motor neuronopathies is reviewed, specifically in reference to respiratory failure.
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Forman D, Rae-Grant AD, Matchett SC, Cowen JS. A reversible cause of hypercapnic respiratory failure: lower motor neuronopathy associated with renal cell carcinoma. Chest. 1999 Mar;115(3):899-901. doi: 10.1378/chest.115.3.899. PMID: 10084515.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine