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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Mar;46(3):437-40.

Can a spinal cord tumor cause brachioradial pruritus?

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Duzce Medical School, Duzce, Turkey.


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.

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