Carcinoma cervix with fat attenuating skull metastases

Anuradha Kapali, Atmakuri Sateesh Kumar, Mukunda Malathi, S. D. Shamsundar
2016 Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment  
Skeletal metastasis in carcinoma cervix occurs in about 0.8-23% of cases. These lesions are usually radiographically lytic. Very few cases of metastases to the skull have been identified, about 5 cases to the best of our knowledge. We present a case of adenosquamous cell carcinoma of cervix with fat attenuating skull metastases in a 38-year-old lady that is not reported till date. The lesion was lytic, expansile and with negative attenuation of -15 to -30 Hounsfield units corresponding to
more » ... tastases must be included in the differentials of scalp lesions. A history of recent onset of swelling and associated lytic areas in calvarium on contrast enhanced computed tomography with multiplicity can give a clue to metastatic nature of disease.
doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2015.87 fatcat:zwidutjtbfbejgdxigw53rqvr4