Painful ischemic monomelic neuropathy: An unusual complication in a lung cancer patient

Agri. 2023 Jan;35(1):35-38. doi: 10.14744/agri.2020.81567.


Ischemic monomelic neuropathy (IMN) is a rare type of acute axonal neuropathy which results from ischemia of multiple nerves in affected limb. The electroneuromyography is useful in detecting characteristic features of this neuropathy. It usually occurs after vascular interventions. Here, we present the first case who has IMN secondary to lung cancer and/or chemo-therapy and aim to draw attention to this infrequently recognized entity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Ischemia / complications
  • Ischemia / etiology
  • Lung Neoplasms* / complications
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases* / etiology
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects

Supplementary concepts

  • Neuropathy, Painful