Limbic encephalitis associated with thymoma

G. G. Ingenito, J. R. Berger, N. J. David, Michael D Norenberg

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Abstract

Brierley et al initially described 3 cases of subacute encephalitis, resembling limbic encephalitis. Two of these patients did not show any detectable neoplasm, and the authors concluded that this condition was not necessarily associated with malignancy. Subsequently, however there have been multiple case reports of limbic encephalitis associated with neoplasm, and the entity is now commonly considered a paraneoplastic syndrome. We describe a 59-year-old man who developed limbic encephalitis in association with a benign thymoma. This represents the 1st report of limbic encephalitis associated with a benign thymoma or other benign neoplasm. Despite complete removal of the thymoma, inexorably progressive neurologic deterioration resulted in death.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurology
Volume40
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Limbic Encephalitis
Thymoma
Neoplasms
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Encephalitis
Nervous System

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Ingenito, G. G., Berger, J. R., David, N. J., & Norenberg, M. D. (1990). Limbic encephalitis associated with thymoma. Neurology, 40(2).

Limbic encephalitis associated with thymoma. / Ingenito, G. G.; Berger, J. R.; David, N. J.; Norenberg, Michael D.

In: Neurology, Vol. 40, No. 2, 01.01.1990.

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Ingenito, GG, Berger, JR, David, NJ & Norenberg, MD 1990, 'Limbic encephalitis associated with thymoma', Neurology, vol. 40, no. 2.
Ingenito GG, Berger JR, David NJ, Norenberg MD. Limbic encephalitis associated with thymoma. Neurology. 1990 Jan 1;40(2).
Ingenito, G. G. ; Berger, J. R. ; David, N. J. ; Norenberg, Michael D. / Limbic encephalitis associated with thymoma. In: Neurology. 1990 ; Vol. 40, No. 2.
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