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JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES
Rivista di Neurochirurgia
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2000 Settembre;44(3)137-9
Supratentorial hemangioblastoma in a patient with breast cancer. A case report
Tarantino R., Isidori A., Raco A., Missori P.
Department of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Patients with breast cancer may develop cerebral metastasis. Radio- and chemotherapy are advocated as an alternative to surgery in such patients. A woman operated on for breast cancer 2 years earlier developed a cerebral lesion. A definite preoperative diagnosis of the lesion was not possible on the basis of CT and MRI findings. The lesion proved to be a supratentorial hemangioblastoma. Neurosurgical treatment is recommended for patients with breast cancer who present a cerebral lesion, since a correct diagnosis may only be possible in the operating theater.