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Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes: Rare but more common than expected literature review with nine cases [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-05900

Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes: Rare but more common than expected literature review with nine cases

Hülya Uluğut Erkoyun, Sevgin Gündoğan, Yaprak Seçil, Yeşim Beckmann, Tülay Kurt İncesu, Hatice Sabiha Türe, Galip Akhan
Izmir Kâtip Celebi University Ataturk Research and Training Hospital

Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS) are rare disorders which are remote effects of cancer that are not caused by the tumor, its metastasis or side effects of treatment. We had nine patients with PNS. Two of our patients were limbic encephalitis but one of them was autoimmune limbic encephalitis without any malignancy. Two of our patients were subacute cerebellar degeneration. Three of them were Stiff-person syndrome. One of them was Lambert- Eaton Myasthenic syndrome. The other patient was sensory neuronopathy. In most patients, the neurological disorder develops before the cancer becomes clinically overt and the patient is referred to the neurologist. Five of our cases’ malignancies had been diagnosed in our clinic after neurological complaints became overt. PNS are more common than expected and neurologists should be aware of the variety of the clinical presentations of these syndromes. When clinicians suspect PNS, cancer screening should be conducted. The screening must continue even if the results are negative.

Keywords: paraneoplastic, neurologic syndromes, neurogenic autoantibodies




Corresponding Author: Hülya Uluğut Erkoyun, Türkiye


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