Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from colonic carcinoma presenting as Brown-Sequard syndrome: a case report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/141240
Title:
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from colonic carcinoma presenting as Brown-Sequard syndrome: a case report
Authors:
Kaballo, Mohammed A; Brennan, Darren D; El Bassiouni, Mazen; Skehan, Stephen J; Gupta, Rajnish K
Citation:
Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Aug 02;5(1):342
Issue Date:
2-Aug-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/141240
Abstract:
Abstract Introduction Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is very rare. The majority are discovered incidentally during autopsy. Most symptomatic patients present with rapidly progressive neurological deficits and require immediate examination. Few patients demonstrate features of Brown-Séquard syndrome. Radiotherapy is the gold-standard of therapy for Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis. The overall prognosis is poor and the mortality rate is very high. We present what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of colorectal carcinoma presenting as Brown-Séquard syndrome. Case presentation We present the case of a 71-year-old Caucasian man with colonic adenocarcinoma who developed Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis and showed features of Brown-Séquard syndrome, which is an uncommon presentation of Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis. Conclusion This patient had an Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis, a rare form of metastatic disease, secondary to colonic carcinoma. The metastasis manifested clinically as Brown-Séquard syndrome, itself a very uncommon condition. This syndrome is rarely caused by intramedullary tumors. This unique case has particular interest in medicine, especially for the specialties of medical, surgical and radiation oncology. We hope that it will add more information to the literature about these entities.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorKaballo, Mohammed A-
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Darren D-
dc.contributor.authorEl Bassiouni, Mazen-
dc.contributor.authorSkehan, Stephen J-
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Rajnish K-
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-30T14:01:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-30T14:01:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-02-
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-342-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Aug 02;5(1):342-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/141240-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Introduction Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is very rare. The majority are discovered incidentally during autopsy. Most symptomatic patients present with rapidly progressive neurological deficits and require immediate examination. Few patients demonstrate features of Brown-Séquard syndrome. Radiotherapy is the gold-standard of therapy for Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis. The overall prognosis is poor and the mortality rate is very high. We present what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of colorectal carcinoma presenting as Brown-Séquard syndrome. Case presentation We present the case of a 71-year-old Caucasian man with colonic adenocarcinoma who developed Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis and showed features of Brown-Séquard syndrome, which is an uncommon presentation of Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis. Conclusion This patient had an Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis, a rare form of metastatic disease, secondary to colonic carcinoma. The metastasis manifested clinically as Brown-Séquard syndrome, itself a very uncommon condition. This syndrome is rarely caused by intramedullary tumors. This unique case has particular interest in medicine, especially for the specialties of medical, surgical and radiation oncology. We hope that it will add more information to the literature about these entities.-
dc.titleIntramedullary spinal cord metastasis from colonic carcinoma presenting as Brown-Sequard syndrome: a case report-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderKaballo et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2011-08-29T16:02:37Z-
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