Paraneoplastic Encephalitis Associated with Anti-Ma2 Antibodies and Mesothelioma-Like Poorly Differentiated Lung Cancer


Bekircan C. E. , Eker A., ATEŞ Ö. , Oguz K. K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.15, no.2, pp.98-101, 2009 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-101

Abstract

We report a case of paraneoplastic encephalitis associated with anti-Ma2 antibodies. Medical history and thorax computed tomography findings suggested malignant mesothelioma. Pleural biopsy results were compatible with high-grade neoplastic infiltration. Although the biopsy could not differentiate the type of neoplasm, mesothelioma was considered a strong possibility in this poorly differentiated lung carcinoma. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case report of paraneoplastic encephalitis associated with anti-Ma2 antibodies and mesothelioma.