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September 1971

Myoclonic Encephalopathy and Neuroblastoma

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC
From the Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(3):257-258. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110030115020

An 8-month-old female infant with an acute myoclonic encephalopathy associated with neuroblastoma presented whose initial investigations failed to uncover any trace of underlying tumor. Following resection of an intrathoracic neuroblastoma, all myoclonic activity subsided and subsequent motor and mental development have progressed at an approximately normal rate.