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Paraneoplastic Anti–N-Methyl-d-Aspartate-Receptor Encephalitis From Mature Cystic Teratoma

Kort, Daniel H., MD1; Vallerie, Amy M., MD1; DeMarco, Eileen F., MD1; Lobo, Rogerio A., MD1

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181af6bb6
In the Trenches

Anti–N-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor mediated encephalitis is a newly characterized disease with high morbidity and mortality that is strongly associated with ovarian dermoid cysts.

From the 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York.

Drs. Kort and Vallerie are residents in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University. Dr. DeMarco is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University. Dr. Lobo is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University, formerly Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department Chair.

Address correspondence to the Consultant Editor for Clinical Case Series: Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 North 1900 East, Room 2B200, Salt Lake City, UT 84132; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2009 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.