Syncope from radiation-induced baroreceptor failure

Scott E. Janus, Taishi Hirai, Verghese Mathew, Mark Rabbat

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Abstract

Orthostatic hypotension has a vast differential that has been previously described throughout the literature. However, baroreceptor failure as a sequela of head and neck radiation is not often recognised as an important cause of dramatic haemodynamic variability. As a result, individuals suffering from baroreceptor failure likely have been undertreated. Herein, we report a case of a patient with a history of radiation to the neck for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and resultant baroreceptor failure resulting in syncope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221925
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2017
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cardiovascular medicine
  • cardiovascular system
  • clinical neurophysiology
  • drugs and medicines
  • neurology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Janus, S. E., Hirai, T., Mathew, V., & Rabbat, M. (2017). Syncope from radiation-induced baroreceptor failure. BMJ Case Reports, 2017, [221925]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-221925