Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Acute Spinal Cord Compression as the Initial Presentation

Helen L. Po, Pei H. Chen, Sho J. Cheng, I. Hung Hseuh

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摘要

Primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ranks as the most lethal malignancy in Taiwan. Its initial presentation as acute spinal cord compression from epidural metastasis is rare. Because of newer treatment modalities and better control of the primary tumor, the mean survival has increased, making early diagnosis and detection of distant metastases of utmost importance. The authors describe a 60-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of bilateral lower limb weakness and a sensory level at T8. Plain film of the thoracic spine was normal. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed a large intraspinal epidural tumor at T6 level causing spinal cord compression. A diagnosis of HCC with epidural metastasis was made after surgical removal of the tumor mass.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)191-195
頁數5
期刊Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
12
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 1 2003
對外發佈Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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