Syncope Caused by a Head and Neck Cancer Controlled by a Permanent Pacemaker

  • Ana Rita Barradas Internal Medicine Department, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Francisco Albuquerque Internal Medicine Department, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mariana Constante Internal Medicine Department, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Margarida Fonseca Internal Medicine Department, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Filipe Correia Otorhinolaryngology Department, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal
  • João Lopes Delgado Internal Medicine Department, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal

Keywords

Carotid sinus syndrome, paraneoplastic, syncope

Abstract

Syncope caused by carotid sinus syndrome due to head and neck cancer is rare. We report a case of recurrent syncope as a result of extreme bradycardia requiring pacemaker implantation. The patient began chemotherapy and radiation therapy to treat the underlying cause. When diagnosed early, a positive outcome is expected in these situations.

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  • Published: 2020-03-31

    Issue: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Barradas AR, Albuquerque F, Constante M, Fonseca M, Correia F, Delgado JL. Syncope Caused by a Head and Neck Cancer Controlled by a Permanent Pacemaker. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Mar.31 [cited 2020Sep.19];7(6). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1533