| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 181-183
Aggressive cervical neuroblastoma with a rare paraneoplastic syndrome: A therapeutic dilemma
Sajid S Qureshi1, Monica Bhagat1, Jay Anam1, Tushar Vora2
1 Department of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pediatric Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Neuroblastoma is infrequently associated with paraneoplastic syndromes. Amongst the few, opsomyoclonus (Kinsbourne syndrome) is the most common neurological paraneoplastic syndrome and diarrhea secondary to increased secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide (Kerner-Morrison syndrome), hormonal paraneoplastic syndrome. Hypothalamic dysfunction (HD) is a rare disorder and its manifestation as a paraneoplastic syndrome of neuroblastoma is uncommonly reported.
We present an interesting case of an unrelenting cervical neuroblastoma associated with HD, which posed a therapeutic challenge.
Sajid S Qureshi
Department of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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