Title

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology; Department of Pathology

Publication Date

1981-11-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Carcinoma, Small Cell; Humans; Lung Neoplasms; Male; Middle Aged; Myelography; Spinal Cord Neoplasms

Disciplines

Neurology | Oncology

Abstract

Intramedullary spinal cord metastases are rarely the presenting manifestation of a previously undiagnosed neoplasms. We report such a case in which a subacutely progressive motor and sensory spinal cord syndrome was the initial problem. The differential diagnosis and the difficulties in distinguishing intramedullary from extramedullary mass lesions are discussed. The special features of tumors of the lung and their predilection for metastasis to the central nervous system are considered.

Source

Surg Neurol. 1981 Nov;16(5):336-9.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Surgical neurology

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6278665

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