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Title: An unusual case of tumor-to-cavernoma metastasis. A case report and literature review.
Authors: Chan, Chow Huat Patrick;Fabinyi, Gavin;Kalnins, Renate M
Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg 3084, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2006
Citation: Surgical Neurology; 65(4): 402-8, discussion 409
Abstract: Metastases of systemic neoplasia to preexisting intracranial mass lesions are uncommon phenomena. Tumor-to-intracranial cavernoma metastases are even more unusual and rarely reported. We describe here a case of melanoma to intracranial cavernoma metastasis.A 39-year-old woman presented after an episode of generalized tonic-clonic seizure on a background of infrequent epilepsy. She was found to have a left parieto-occipital hemorrhagic lesion on imaging studies. The lesion was surgically removed and histopathology showed a metastatic melanoma within a cavernoma.This case report represents the third recorded case of tumor-to-intracranial cavernoma metastasis and the first melanoma to intracranial cavernoma metastasis. An extensive literature review of tumor-to-intracranial tumor metastases was conducted and disclosed an increase in reporting of the uncommon phenomenon of metastasis into preexisting intracranial lesions. It should therefore be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with history of systemic cancer who present with progression of preexistent intracranial lesions.
Internal ID Number: 16531212
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10115
DOI: 10.1016/j.surneu.2005.06.028
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16531212
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Brain Neoplasms.pathology.secondary
Craniotomy
Female
Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System.pathology
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Melanoma.secondary
Neoplasm Metastasis.pathology
Neurosurgical Procedures
Occipital Lobe.pathology.surgery
Parietal Lobe.pathology.surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
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