Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|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.|
|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|
Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System.pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.