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.
|頁（從 - 到）||191-195|
|期刊||Acta Neurologica Taiwanica|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 十二月 1 2003|
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