Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from colon cancer

A case report

Cheng Chia Tsai, Cheng Kuei Chang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

摘要

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is a rare condition of systemic malignancy. We report a 41-year-old woman presenting with progressive paraparesis and acute urinary retention approximately one year after diagnosis of colon cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination showed a tumor in the medullary conus. The preoperative diagnosis was ependymoma or astrocytoma. Decompressive laminectomy and partial removal of the conus mass were performed and pathological report revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma. Postoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy were also undertaken. Her neurological condition had improved two months after the operation. Unfornately, the patient died one year later from multiple metastases in the brain, liver and lung.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)198-202
頁數5
期刊Formosan Journal of Surgery
36
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 2003
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Colonic Neoplasms
Spinal Cord
Brain Stem Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Paraparesis
Ependymoma
Laminectomy
Urinary Retention
Astrocytoma
Adenocarcinoma
Radiotherapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Drug Therapy
Lung
Liver
Brain
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

引用此文

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from colon cancer : A case report. / Tsai, Cheng Chia; Chang, Cheng Kuei.

於: Formosan Journal of Surgery, 卷 36, 編號 4, 2003, p. 198-202.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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