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A Journal on Neurosurgery

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ISSN 0390-5616

Online ISSN 1827-1855

 

Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2003 September;47(3):167-71

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Dural metas­ta­sis mim­ick­ing ­falx menin­gio­ma. Case ­report

Richiello A. 1, Sparano L. 2, Del Basso De Caro M. L. 2, Russo G. 3

1 Department of Neurosurgery “Federico II” University School of Medicine, Naples, Italy
2 Department of Pathology, “Federico II” University School of Medicine, Naples, Italy
3 Department of Neurosurgery “Antonio Cardarelli” Hospital, Naples, Italy

A ­case of a 66-­year-old wom­an ­with ante­ri­or-3rd ­falx metas­ta­sis ­from mam­mary car­ci­no­ma is report­ed. Radiological and ther­a­peu­tic ­aspects are report­ed. The clin­i­cal pres­en­ta­tion was head­ache and con­fu­sion togeth­er ­with ­gait dis­tur­bance. MRI ­showed a fron­tob­a­sal ­mass ­with ­dural attach­ment sug­ges­tive of menin­gio­ma. Surgical resec­tion was decid­ed. Histology con­firmed the diag­no­sis of ­breast can­cer ­dural metas­ta­sis. Dural metas­ta­ses are not fre­quent. Two radio­log­i­cal ­aspects are ­described: sub­du­ral hem­or­rhage and ­dural ­mass. No defin­i­tive the­o­ry ­exists ­about etio­path­o­gen­e­sis. As radio­log­i­cal find­ings are not spe­cif­ic, we empha­size the impor­tance of sus­pect­ing ­dural metas­ta­sis in ­patients ­with ­tumor ­mass involv­ing ­dura mat­er.

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