Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 150--151

Laryngeal carcinoma presenting as polymyositis: A paraneoplastic syndrome


Ritesh Sahu1, Bhanu Pratap Rathaur1, Tejendra Sukdeo Chaudhari1, Rakesh Shukla1, Kiran Preet Malhotra2 
1 Department of Neurology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Shukla
Department of Neurology, King George«SQ»s Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India

Laryngeal carcinoma is rarely associated with paraneoplastic syndrome. Inflammatory myopathy presenting as paraneoplastic event is commonly associated with carcinomas of ovary, lung, pancreas, stomach, colorectal, and non-Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma. We report a case of elderly male, who presented with proximal muscle weakness and found to be associated with laryngeal carcinoma. Diagnosis of polymyositis (PM) was confirmed based on clinical features, laboratory test, and muscle biopsy. Exclusion of other commonly associated malignancies was done. This patient improved gradually after 6 months of immunosuppressive therapy and management of underlying cancer.


How to cite this article:
Sahu R, Rathaur BP, Chaudhari TS, Shukla R, Malhotra KP. Laryngeal carcinoma presenting as polymyositis: A paraneoplastic syndrome.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016;19:150-151


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Sahu R, Rathaur BP, Chaudhari TS, Shukla R, Malhotra KP. Laryngeal carcinoma presenting as polymyositis: A paraneoplastic syndrome. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 18 ];19:150-151
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