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Renal cell carcinoma presenting as Garcin's syndrome.
  1. S I Mubaidin,
  2. J B Sunna,
  3. M A Beiruti,
  4. M M Shennak,
  5. M S Ayoub
  1. Department of Medicine, Al-Bashir Hospital, Amman, Jordan.


    A 50 year old man presented with progressive unilateral cranial nerve palsies (Garcin's syndrome) for one year. Skull radiography and computed tomography (CT) showed intracranial extension of a soft tissue tumour from the right base of the skull. Necropsy revealed a papillary cell carcinoma of the right kidney and metastases in the base of the skull.

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