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, cilt.15, ss.98-101, 2009 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.98-101

Özet

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.