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Keywords:

  • chemotherapy;
  • Eaton-Lambert myasthenic syndrome;
  • small cell bronchogenic carcinoma

ABSTRACT. A 70-year-old man developed symptoms compatible with the Eaton-Lambert syndrome, and a small cell bronchogenic carcinoma was diagnosed. During treatment with cytostatics his muscular strength was restored and the lung tumour as well as the electrophysiologic findings characteristic of the Eaton-Lambert syndrome disappeared. To our knowledge, it has not been reported before that chemotherapy alone of a small cell bronchogenic carcinoma has resulted in clinical, roentgenologic, and electrophysiologic remission of the Eaton-Lambert syndrome.