Parkinsonism as a manifestation of brain tumor

Surg Neurol. 1985 Jan;23(1):59-63. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(85)90161-2.


Neoplasm is an uncommon cause of the parkinsonian syndrome. We are presenting three cases of intracranial tumors whose major manifestations included parkinsonism. Surgical treatment resulted in control of the extrapyramidal symptoms in two of our patients. Because no curative treatment is available for the vast majority of parkinsonian patients, early detection of an underlying neoplasm may offer a most rewarding outcome. Unilaterality of the symptoms, overwhelming dementia, or suspicion of a mass should lead to the performance of computed tomography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Glioblastoma / complications*
  • Glioblastoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningioma / complications*
  • Meningioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / etiology*
  • Radiography
  • Tremor / etiology