Síndrome de Garcin relacionada a linfoma não-Hodgkin


The complete unilateral cranial nerve paralysis syndrome, or Garcin 's Syndrome, is a rare clinical condition. The purpose of this paper is to describe a case associated with non-Hodgkin s lymphoma. A 41-year-old male patient developed a progressive cranial nerve disorder. On the right hand side, there was impairment of all cranial nerves. We report the clinical and laboratorial findings. Lymph node exeresis revealed a Diffuse Non-Hodgkin s Lymphoma, with diffuse hone marrow infiltration. Cerebrospinal fluid showed pleocytosis, with 100% of immunoblasts. The CT scan showed no tumoral masses on the brain stem. This is the first clinical description of a complete Garcin 's Syndrome caused by diffuse lymphomatous infiltration of the cranial nerves.



Garcin's syndrome, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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Revista Brasileira de Neurologia, v. 34, n. 4, p. 135-137, 1998.