Drop metastases

Choi, Perry P.; Shapera, Shane
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p474
Academic Journal
The article offers information on drop metastases, which are intradural extramedullary spinal metastases that arise from intracranial lesions. This complication occurs in about 1 percent of patients who have glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of malignant primary brain tumour. These intracranial lesions typically occur in the dorsal lower-thoracic to lumbar spine. The management of this complication may include neurosurgery, radiation and steroid therapy.


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