Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Sajid S Qureshi
Department of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, 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.


How to cite this article:
Qureshi SS, Bhagat M, Anam J, Vora T. Aggressive cervical neuroblastoma with a rare paraneoplastic syndrome: A therapeutic dilemma.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2016;21:181-183


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Qureshi SS, Bhagat M, Anam J, Vora T. Aggressive cervical neuroblastoma with a rare paraneoplastic syndrome: A therapeutic dilemma. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 28 ];21:181-183
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