Polymyoclonus, laryngospasm, and cerebellar ataxia associated with adenocarcinoma and multiple neural cation channel autoantibodies

Lim, S. and Mason, W.P. and Young, N.P. and Chen, R. and Bower, J.H. and McKeon, A. and Pittock, S.J. and Lang, A.E. (2009) Polymyoclonus, laryngospasm, and cerebellar ataxia associated with adenocarcinoma and multiple neural cation channel autoantibodies. Archives of Neurology, 66 (10). pp. 1285-7. ISSN 0003-9942

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe and provide audiovisual documentation of a syndrome of polymyoclonus, laryngospasm, and cerebellar ataxia associated with adenocarcinoma and multiple neural cation channel autoantibodies. DESIGN: Case report with video. SETTING: University hospitals. Patient A 69-year-old woman presented with subacute onset of whole-body tremulousness and laryngospasm attributed to gastroesophageal reflux. RESULTS: Further evaluation revealed polymyoclonus, cerebellar ataxia, and laryngospasm suspicious of an underlying malignant neoplasm. Surface electromyography of multiple limb muscles confirmed the presence of polymyoclonus. The patient was seropositive for P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channel antibody; subsequently, whole-body fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and cervical lymph node biopsy revealed widespread metastatic adenocarcinoma. Follow-up serologic evaluation revealed calcium channel antibodies (P/Q type and N type) and potassium channel antibody. CONCLUSIONS: We highlight the importance of recognizing polymyoclonus. To our knowledge, this is also the first description of a syndrome of polymyoclonus, laryngospasm, and ataxia associated with adenocarcinoma and these cation channel antibodies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenocarcinoma/complications; Adenocarcinoma/pathology
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 02:17
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 01:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1158

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