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Breast Cancer 

Breast Cancer
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Breast Cancer
Author(s):

Tufia C. Haddad

and Timothy J. Moynihan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0060
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date: 19 October 2019

Diseases affecting the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and skeletal muscles are common in clinical practice. These conditions may present in isolation or as an associated feature (or complication) of nonneurologic disease. The clinical history and examination provide the greatest usefulness for establishing the diagnosis, which can be firmly established with diagnostic testing. Electrodiagnostic tests (nerve conduction studies and electromyography) are among the most useful in patients with nerve or muscle disease. Treatments are targeted to the underlying mechanism of disease.

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