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Drop Metastasis Seeding the Intramedullary Conus Medullaris in a Patient with Breast Cancer and Brain Metastasis

Jung-Ying Chiang1Der-cherng Chen1,2*
1Department of Neurosurgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C
2China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C
Corresponding Author : Der-cherng Chen
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
China Medical University, Department of Neurosurgery
China Medical University Hospital, No.2 Yu-Der Road
Taichung 404, Taiwan, R.O.C
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Received July 12, 2013; Accepted July 31, 2013; Published August 05, 2013
Citation: Chiang JY, Chen DC (2013) Drop Metastasis Seeding the Intramedullary Conus Medullaris in a Patient with Breast Cancer and Brain Metastasis. J Gen Pract 1:119. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000119
Copyright: © 2013 Chiang JY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Breast cancer metastasis to the conus medullaris is very rare. We report a case of intra-axial conus medullaris metastasis from breast adenocarcinoma in a 39-year-old woman. Two years after the diagnosis of brain metastasis was biopsy-proven, she developed progressive lower limb weakness with urinary incontinence for one month. MRI revealed a contrast-enhancing intramedullary lesion at the conus medullaris. Laminectomy and removal of the tumor were performed for decompression and for preserving function. Postoperative histopathological examinations confirmed the metastatic nature of the lesion. We discuss the possibility of drop metastasis traveling from the brain to the conus medullaris via cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the central canal. Since intramedullary spinal cord metastasis can lead to rapid progressive neurological deficits and poor outcome, early diagnosis and decompression could preserve the quality of life. We suggest that CSF cytology could be helpful for the diagnosis of intraspinal metastasis in patients with brain metastasis.

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