Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2021  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 220--222

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: A dilemma resolved with positron emission tomography/computed tomography


Kanak Lata1, Navin Kumar2, Shamim Ahmed Shamim3, Shipra Agarwal4 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and Research Centre, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and Research Centre, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Navin Kumar
Flat No-A-3/10, Purnendu Nagar, Patna - 800 002, Bihar
India

The case of a 39-year-old woman presented with symptoms of progressive cerebellar degeneration for few months preceding by the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The causative association was revealed with the strong positivity of antineuronal antibody. Because of the multidisciplinary team approach with surgery and adjuvant endocrine treatment, the patient did improve symptomatically and she is alive without any evidence of disease after 22 months following the initial diagnosis of the neurological disorder. Interestingly, neurological symptoms regressed partially after surgery. Early recognition and appropriate combined modality treatment of this rare presentation of breast cancer are imperative as it may be crucial for the disease outcome.


How to cite this article:
Lata K, Kumar N, Shamim SA, Agarwal S. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: A dilemma resolved with positron emission tomography/computed tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2021;36:220-222


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Lata K, Kumar N, Shamim SA, Agarwal S. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration: A dilemma resolved with positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];36:220-222
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