Can a spinal cord tumor cause brachioradial pruritus?

Kavak A., Dosoglu M.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.46, no.3, pp.437-440, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A woman had burning pruritus on both arms and thenar regions for 1 year. The location of pruritus was consistent with C5-C6 dermatomes. Brachioradial pruritus caused by spinal cord tumor was diagnosed. Although cases of brachioradial pruritus were reported in cervical osteoarthritis and cervical rib previously, to our knowledge, our patient is the first reported case of brachioradial pruritus caused by a tumor.