Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 311--314

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration associated with ovarian adenocarcinoma: A case report and review of literature


Pushpendra Nath Renjen1, Dinesh Mohan Chaudhari2, US Shilpi3, Dhruv Zutshi1, Kamal Ahmad2 
1 Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Neurosciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Neurosciences/Internal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, BHEL, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pushpendra Nath Renjen
C-85, Anand Niketan, New Delhi - 110 021
India

Paraneoplastic syndromes are a rare heterogeneous group of disorders that are indicators of the underlying occult malignancy. Subacute cerebellar ataxia in a patient with a known cancer is often due to metastatic invasion or other complications of the cancer, such as infection, coagulopathy, metabolic and nutritional deficits, or side effects of treatment. When tumor- and treatment-related causes have been excluded, the patient is considered to suffer from paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD). We report a case of PCD that presented before any evidence of tumor, but early diagnostic workup and clinical vigilance helped us to find the underlying high-grade ovarian adenocarcinoma which was surgically removed later.


How to cite this article:
Renjen PN, Chaudhari DM, Shilpi U S, Zutshi D, Ahmad K. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration associated with ovarian adenocarcinoma: A case report and review of literature.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2018;21:311-314


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Renjen PN, Chaudhari DM, Shilpi U S, Zutshi D, Ahmad K. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration associated with ovarian adenocarcinoma: A case report and review of literature. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];21:311-314
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