Lung cancer metastasis to the filum terminale - Case report

Yen Hao Su, Yun Chen, Swei Ming Lin, Sheng Hong Tseng

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Abstract

A 66-year-old man with small cell lung cancer developed paraparesis and urinary retention. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intraspinal tumor at the L1-2 level. A laminectomy was performed and a filum terminale tumor was removed. The pathology revealed metastatic small cell lung cancer. After surgical resection, the patient could walk with support. Radiotherapy was given postoperatively. The patient became septic following pneumonia and died two months after surgery. We could find no reports in the English literature of tumor metastasis to the filum terminale. This report presents the first case of small cell lung cancer metastasis to the filum terminale.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Cauda Equina
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Lung Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Paraparesis
Literature
Neoplasms
Laminectomy
Urinary Retention
Pneumonia
Radiotherapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pathology

Keywords

  • Filum terminale
  • Intraspinal tumor
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastasis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Lung cancer metastasis to the filum terminale - Case report. / Su, Yen Hao; Chen, Yun; Lin, Swei Ming; Tseng, Sheng Hong.

In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal, Vol. 17, No. 6, 01.12.2005.

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Su, Yen Hao ; Chen, Yun ; Lin, Swei Ming ; Tseng, Sheng Hong. / Lung cancer metastasis to the filum terminale - Case report. In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 17, No. 6.
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