Cerebral metastasis of cervical uterine cancer: report of three cases

Joacir Graciolli Cordeiro, Daniel Monte-Serrat Prevedello, Léo Fernando da Silva Ditzel, Carlos Umberto Pereira, João Cândido Araújo
2006 Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  
Cervical uterine cancer (CUC) spreads locally (pelvis and paraortic lymphnodes) or distantly (lungs, liver and bones). Metastasis to central nervous system (CNS) are rare. There are about 80 cases reported in the literature. Outcome is poor and survival varies from 3 to 6 months. Three cases of CNS metastasis from CUC are reported, one infratentorial and two supratentorials in location. In one patient, the initial manifestation was due to the cerebral lesion, a feature reported for the first
more » ... ed for the first time. All cases were treated by surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. Clinical findings and treatment options of these rare lesions are reviewed.
doi:10.1590/s0004-282x2006000200023 pmid:16791373 fatcat:fd3gpdg6yfg4znjxutialqoyi4