Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis
Department of Neurology; Department of Pathology
Carcinoma, Small Cell; Humans; Lung Neoplasms; Male; Middle Aged; Myelography; Spinal Cord Neoplasms
Neurology | Oncology
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.
Surg Neurol. 1981 Nov;16(5):336-9.
Sebastian, Peter R.; Fisher, Marc; Smith, Thomas W.; and Davidson, Robin I., "Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis" (1981). Neurology Publications and Presentations. 148.