Chapter

Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Lisa M. Deangelis and Jerome B. Posner

in Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195366747
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195366747.003.0015

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Paraneoplastic Syndromes

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In patients with cancer, all neurologic abnormalities not caused by the cancer's spread to the nervous system are, by definition, paraneoplastic. Most physicians, however, use this term to refer to a group of disorders, also called “remote effects of cancer on the nervous system,”

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Subjects: Neurology

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