Chapter 34. Paraneoplastic Syndromes

  1. Richard Hughes11,
  2. Michael Brainin12 and
  3. Nils Erik Gilhus13
  1. C. A. Vedeler1,
  2. J. C. Antoine2,
  3. B. Giometto3,
  4. F. Graus4,
  5. W. Grisold5,
  6. I. K. Hart6,
  7. J. Honnorat7,
  8. P. A. E. Sillevis Smitt8,
  9. J. J. G. M. Verschuuren9 and
  10. R. Voltz10

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch34

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management

How to Cite

Vedeler, C. A., Antoine, J. C., Giometto, B., Graus, F., Grisold, W., Hart, I. K., Honnorat, J., Sillevis Smitt, P. A. E., Verschuuren, J. J. G. M. and Voltz, R. (2006) Paraneoplastic Syndromes, in European Handbook of Neurological Management (eds R. Hughes, M. Brainin and N. E. Gilhus), Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 11

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 12

    Professor of Clinical Neurology, Donauklinikum Gugging and Donau-Universität, Krems, Austria

  3. 13

    Professor of Neurology, University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, Hopital Bellevue, Saint Etienne, France

  3. 3

    Department of Neurology and Psychiatry (2 Neurologic Clinic) University of Padua, Padua, Italy

  4. 4

    Service of Neurology, Institut d'Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  5. 5

    Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fur Neuroonkologie, Vienna, Linz, Austria

  6. 6

    Neuroimmunology Group, Department of Neurological Science, Liverpool, United Kingdom

  7. 7

    Ataxia Research Center, Neurology B, Hospital Neurologique, Lyon, France

  8. 8

    Department of Neurology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  9. 9

    Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

  10. 10

    Department of Palliative Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130509

Online ISBN: 9780470753279



  • paraneoplastic syndromes;
  • subacute sensory neuronopathy;
  • opsoclonus-myoclonus;
  • neuromuscular disorders;
  • paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Abstract

  • Background

  • Methods

  • Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis

  • Subacute sensory neuronopathy

  • Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

  • Paraneoplastic opsoclonus-myoclonus

  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

  • Paraneoplastic peripheral nerve hyperexcitability

  • Acknowledgements