Cerebellar degeneration and ocular myasthenia gravis in a patient with recurring ovarian carcinoma

Pietro Caliandro, Marco Luigetti, Enzo Ricci, Massimiliano Mirabella, Pietro Attilio Tonali, Luca Padua

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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) and paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) are immune-mediated syndromes that can represent paraneoplastic disorders. We report a patient with history of ovarian carcinoma that presented with ptosis, diplopia and gait ataxia. Neurophysiological examination and laboratory tests revealed the presence of MG and PCD. An integrated FDG-PET/contrast-enhanced CT scan showed tumor recurrence. This is to the best of our knowledge the first association of MG and PCD with recurring ovarian carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Integrated FDG-PET/contrast-enhanced CT
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
  • Single-fiber EMG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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