TITLE

Drop metastases

AUTHOR(S)
Choi, Perry P.; Shapera, Shane
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/29/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 5, p474
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
22279023

 

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