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Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1991 Apr;79(4):281-3.

[Cerebral metastases in adenocarcinoma of the colon].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Hospital Valle de Hebrón, Departamento de Radioterapia y Oncología, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

Abstract

Between 25% and 35% of all patients with cancer, will develop metastases to the brain. Gastrointestinal neoplasms are responsible for 8% of all cases of metastatic brain involvement. The frequency of brain metastases in carcinoma of the colon ranges from 0.3 to 6%, and this location is usually accompanied by metastatic involvement of the lung and liver. Cerebral metastatic lesions are uncommon in colon cancer, and are usually a late manifestation of the disease. Because of the rarity of this complication, we report a case of metastatic colon adenocarcinoma to the brain, and we review the literature on this subject.

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