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Localized sympathetic overactivity: an uncommon complication of lung cancer
  1. J. C. Walsh,
  2. P. A. Low,
  3. J. L. Allsop
  1. Department of Neurology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia


    Direct nerve infiltration by tumour tissue usually produces pain, and loss of motor, sensory, and autonomic function. Two patients are reported in whom a major symptom of nerve infiltration was sympathetic overactivity manifested by excessive spontaneous sweating.

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