December 2012
Acta Medica Transilvanica;dec2012, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p199
Academic Journal
Case Study
Brain metastases are the most common intracranial tumour found in adults: they appear as a result of hematogenous dissemination in 10-30% of the patients with cancer during their life and they are discovered in 25-40% cases in necropsy. Brain metastases have proven to be a very difficult issue of diagnosis and therapeutic approach for the physician and for the patient, an emotionally and physically debilitating problem that influences in great measure his survival. This paper presents the clinical observation of a 57 year-old patient whose clinical onset was in 2006 as a result of increased intracranial pressure induced by brain metastases (radiology confirmed). The primary tumour was a lung cancer. We present the therapeutic approach and the evolution of this case. The case particularity consists in the therapeutic response and long survival (58 months).


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