Paraneoplastic neurological disorder syndromes

Luisa A. Diaz-Arias, John C. Probasco

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Paraneoplastic neurological disorder (PND) syndromes are disorders that occur physically remote from and commonly develop before the detection of a primary malignancy or metastases. They are thought to be the by-product of systemic immune responses to cancer. PND syndromes may potentially affect any part of the central, peripheral, or autonomic nervous systems individually or in combination. Their diagnosis may be challenging because of the lack of a diagnostic consensus and familiarity among physicians. Patient management centers on the recognition and treatment of the tumor as well as concomitant immunosuppressant and symptomatic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780323694940
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Immunotherapy
  • Onconeural antibodies
  • Paraneoplastic neurological disorder syndromes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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