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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1975 Nov; 38(11): 1133–1135.
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Extracranial metastases from a glioma in the absence of surgical intervention


A case of metastatic spread to the pleura from a glioma which had not been biopsied or treated surgically is reported. There was no direct extension to extracranial soft tissues, the route of spread apparently being by way of meningeal veins.

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