Reactions 1704, p129 - 2 Jun 2018 Abducens paresis and decreased cardiac ejection fraction: case report A man in his early 70s [exactage at reaction onset not stated] developed abducens paresis and decreased cardiac ejection fraction during treatment with dabrafenib [route not stated]. The man, who had metastatic stage 4 melanoma, started receiving dabrafenib 150mg twice daily at 66 years of age. He was a part of the BRF113710 trial. He achieved a complete remission after six months. He received treatment for five years. Consequently, his dabrafenib treatment was discontinued after five years of treatment due to decreased cardiac ejection fraction from an initial 60% to 45%. At the time of discontinuation, he was asymptomatic. However, four months later, he developed diplopia which was more significant while looking to his left. A neurological assessment was consistent with abducens (cranial nerve VI) paresis. Additionally, his MRI revealed brain metastasis and he was subsequently diagnosed with meningeal melanomatosis. The man was re-started on dabrafenib 150mg twice daily, along with trametinib. His ejection fraction had not recovered at the time. However, his overall symptoms improved and visual symptoms partially resolved. His ejection fraction did not worsen during the treatment and no additional cardiac toxicity was observed. However, his response was not maintained, and he died 9 months after re-starting dabrafenib. Author comment: "Thus, it cannot be excluded that central nervous system disorder had developed under BRAF inhibitor treatment." "The treatment was withdrawn because of concerns about cardiac toxicity." Gratz V, et al. Meningeal melanomatosis following discontinuation of dabrafenib: Implications for the maintenance of long-term complete remission. Melanoma Research 27: 503-506, No. 5, Oct 2017. Available from: URL: http:// doi.org/10.1097/CMR.0000000000000373 - Germany 803322991 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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