Publication
Title
Unclassified rhabdomyosarcoma in a patient with anti-Hu syndrome
Author
Abstract
Anti-Hu syndrome is a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome, most frequently associated with small cell carcinoma of the lung. Subacute sensory neuronopathy is thought to be the most frequent presentation of the anti-Hu syndrome, but it seems that sensory-motor neuropathy is the most common form in the anti-Hu neuropathy. Neurological symptoms often appear before the associated cancer has been identified. Sometimes the tumor is discovered months or even a few years after the appearance of the neurological syndrome. FDG-PET scan seems a better method for finding the tumor in patients with paraneoplastic neurological syndrome and anti-Hu antibodies who had negative test results after an initial workup using radiological methods. In this case report we present a patient with the anti-Hu syndrome associated with an unclassified rhabdornyosarcoma with epitheloid cellular morphology and neuroendocrine differentiation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Publication
Leuven : 2005
ISSN
0001-5512
Volume/pages
60:5(2005), p. 248-251
ISI
000236055200005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 03.01.2013
Last edited 03.11.2017