Small Surprises Along the Journey

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Identifier walsh_2007_s3_c3
Title Small Surprises Along the Journey
Creator Rucker, Janet
Subject Ovarian Neoplasms; Carcinoma; Pathologic Nystagmus; Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System; Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration
Presenting Symptom Visual distortions; Gait disturbances
History 29-year old female with a 2-year history oscillopsia. Previous history significant for Dx ovarian cancer three years before Tx surgery and chemotherapy.
Clinical VA: 20/40 OD, 20/30 OS; Normal color vision
Neuroimaging MRI
Pathology Primary ovarian undifferentiated small cell carcinoma
Disease/Diagnosis Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration with anti-Hu antibodies in the CSF secondary to recurrent small cell ovarian cancer
Treatment Antineoplastic agents; IVIG
References 1. Eichhorn JH, Young RH, Scully RE. Primary ovarian small cell carcinoma of pulmonary type: a clinicopathologic, immunohistologic, and flow cytometric analysis of 11 cases. Am J Surg Pathol 16, 926-938, 1992. 2. Pittock SJ, Kryzer TJ, Lennon VA. Paraneoplastic antibodies coexist and predict cancer, not neurological syndrome. Ann Neurol 56, 715-719, 2004.
Relation is Part of Case 3, Session 3, Walsh Session, NANOS 2007
Contributor Primary Rucker, Janet
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-02-11
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Source 39th Annual Frank Walsh Society Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2008. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6ms3wj3
Setname ehsl_novel_fbw
Date Created 2009-06-03
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 178317
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