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JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES
Rivista di Neurochirurgia
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2000 June;44(2):99-101
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis. A case report
Isla A., Paz J. M., Sansivirini F., Zamora P., Garcia Grande A., Fernandez A.
Services of Neurosurgery, Radiotherapy and Neuroradiology, Hospital “La Paz”, Madrid, Spain
This 54-year-old patient with a breast carcinoma of one year’s evolution presented a progressive paraparesis and sphincter disregulation of a week evolution; MRI image showed a tumor in the medullary conus. She improved after removal of the conus mass. The histologic diagnosis was metastasis of adenocarcinoma. Metastasis at this level is infrequent and represents less than 1% of all spinal metastases. When the patients’ general condition is good, surgery can relieve the neurologic deficit produced by the medullary mass.