Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration with fallopian tube adenocarcinoma

Yudai Tanaka, Nao Suzuki, Masaki Takao, Akiko Ichikawa, Nobuyuki Susumu, Daisuke Aoki

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Background. Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is rarely caused by fallopian tube adenocarcinoma. Case. We present a patient with PCD and fallopian tube cancer. Anti-Yo antibody, one of an anti-neuronal antibody, was positive in serum and cerebrospinal fluid. She was also positive for HLA A24, which is common in patients with PCD. Radical surgery did not significantly ameliorate her neurological impairment, although the dysarthria improved slightly. Conclusion. This case highlights the importance of detecting the underlying malignancy in patients with subacute neurological impairment and shows that fallopian tube cancer can potentially cause PCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-503
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov


  • Anti-Yo antibody
  • Fallopian tube carcinoma
  • Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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