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Treatment of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis associated with ovarian teratoma

WANG Yue-ping, CAI Lei, ZHU Lan, SHEN Li-fei   

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2017-02-28 Published:2017-02-28


The paper reported three young women who collapsed into sudden abnormal behavior and convulsions and fell into unconsciousness. After admission, they were found to suffer from ovarian teratomas with anti-NMDAR antibody positive in cerebrospinal fluid or serum. The patients were diagnosed as anti-NMDAR encephalitis associated with ovarian teratoma, and teratoma resection was performed.

Key words: ovarian teratoma, anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis, laparoscopy