Paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis: A case report and review of the literature

Michael Duff, Kathryn E. Dusenbery, Fausto J. Rodriguez

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Background.: The incidence of paraneoplastic syndromes varies with tumor histology. Uterine sarcomas rarely cause paraneoplastic syndromes. Furthermore, paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis has never been reported to accompany a uterine leiomyosarcoma. Case.: A 44-year-old female developed an ANNA-1 paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis after a diagnosis of a uterine leiomyosarcoma. Conclusion.: Paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis usually causes progressive neurologic decline. Treatment rarely alters this course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-595
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Encephalomyelitis
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome


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