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J Neurooncol. 2010 Mar;97(1):123-6. doi: 10.1007/s11060-009-9988-z. Epub 2009 Sep 2.

Solitary intra-ventricular brain metastasis from a breast carcinoma.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Padua University Hospital, Via Giustiniani 2, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Padua, Italy. alessandro.dellapuppa@sanita.padova.it

Abstract

Prevalence of symptomatic central nervous system (CNS) metastases among patients with breast cancer ranges from 5% to 16%, although autoptic studies have reported prevalence rates of up to 30%. Solid brain tumours are the most common presentation in the CNS (85-95%), and they tend to arise at the grey-white matter junction with a distribution that is proportional to the regional cerebral blood flow. Descriptions of solitary intra-ventricular metastasis are very rare; to date no cases from breast cancer have been reported in the literature. We present the unusual case of a breast cancer patient who developed a solitary choroid plexus metastasis in the left lateral ventricle.

PMID:
19727563
DOI:
10.1007/s11060-009-9988-z
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