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Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration (PCD)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for evidence of paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD).

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

G31.9

Description:

Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a paraneoplastic syndrome caused by autoantibodies that result in cerebellar dysfunction. It can occur alone or it may be mixed with other paraneoplastic neurologic disorders, including the Lambert-Eaton mysasthenic syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, or encephalomyelitis.

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