Occult Breast Carcinoma Presenting With Anti-Ri-Associated Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration Revealed With FDG-PET

  •  Aziz Bazine    
  •  Mohamed Fetohi    
  •  Maha Ait Berri    
  •  Yacir Oufroukhi    
  •  Mohamed Ichou    
  •  Hassan Errihani    


Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are rare diseases affecting less than 0,01 % of the cancerous patients. Here, we present a rare case of paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration with anti-Ri antibodies as the presenting manifestation of an occult breast cancer. Our observation emphasizes the importance of the nature of the anti-neuronal antibody and the fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography to make a definitive diagnosis in patients with subactue onset of neurological deficit suggesting paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-4858
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-4866
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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