Paraneoplastic limbic encephalopathy with testicular carcinoma: A reversible neurologic syndrome

Gary V. Burton, Dennis E. Bullard, Philip J. Walther, Peter C. Burger

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Abstract

Limbic encephalitis (encephalopathy) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome which rarely responds to antineoplastic therapy. The authors report the first case of limbic encephalopathy associated with testicular carcinoma and the first histologically confirmed encephalopathy which responded to antineoplastic therapy of the associated neoplasm. The clinical and pathologic characteristics of paraneoplastic encephalopathies are discussed along with the potential for reversal of the neurologic process with effective antitumor therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2248-2251
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume62
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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