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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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  •  Transplantation Medicine
  •  Otolaryngology
  •  Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •  Palliative Care
  •  Endocrinology
  •  Asthma
  •  Pathology
  •  Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2016;1(1):1063.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.1063

Ibrutinib for a Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Tucker DL, Medd P, Hunter H and Rule S

Department of Hematology, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

*Correspondance to: David Tucker 

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Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Paraneoplastic disease with central nervous system involvement is a rare complication. Immunosuppression for the paraneoplastic features and chemotherapy for the underlying malignancy are described treatments but benefits are often short-lived because of co-morbid complications and disease resistance. This report describes a case of relapsed MCL with a rapidly progressing, motor-dominant, paraneoplastic polyneuropathy treated with immunosuppression and ibrutinib, an inhibitor of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase. Ibrutinib was well tolerated and led to a partial remission comparable in duration with that achieved by more toxic chemotherapeutic regimens, which are often difficult to deliver in this context. Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are rare but recognized complications of mantle cell lymphoma which are important to diagnose because treating the underlying disease is an essential component of therapy. This report demonstrates that ibrutinib is a safe and effective therapeutic option.


Ibrutinib; Mantle cell lymphoma; Central nervous system; Paraneoplastic syndrome; Anti-ganglioside antibodies

Cite the Article:

Tucker DL, Medd P, Hunter H, Rule S. Ibrutinib for a Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2016; 1: 1063.

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