Presentation of Garcin syndrome due to lung cancer

Masanori Fujii, Katsuyuki Kiura, Nagio Takigawa, Tetsuya Yumoto, Yoshihide Sehara, Masahiro Tabata, Mitsune Tanimoto

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Garcin syndrome consists of unilateral palsies of almost all cranial nerves without either sensory or motor long-tract disturbances and without intracranial hypertension, and it is caused by a malignant osteoclastic lesion at the skull base. A 60-year-old woman presented with dizziness and left facial palsy. Progressive left cranial nerve palsies developed over 2 months until gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed an intracranial extension of a tumor from the left skull base. A systemic survey revealed adenocarcinoma of the lung, which had metastasized along the skull base. We experienced a rare case of Garcin syndrome due to skull base metastases from lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-878
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


  • Garcin syndrome
  • Lung cancer
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Metastasis
  • Skull base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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