Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by a widespread loss of Purkinje cells associated with a progressive pancerebellar dysfunction. PCD often precedes the cancer diagnosis by months to years. Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old woman who developed PCD symptoms, associated with high levels of anti-Yo antibodies, one year after a previous diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Clinical features, pathogenesis and treatment of PCD associated with cancer are discussed according to previous studies.
- Ovarian cancer
- Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research