Intradural spinal metastasis of renal clear cell carcinoma causing cauda equina syndrome

Paolo Gaetani, A. Di Ieva, P. Colombo, F. Tancioni, E. Aimar, A. Debernardi, R. Rodriguez Y Baena

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Abstract

Metastasis of renal clear cell carcinoma to the spinal cord are quite rare. Intradural localization causing a cauda equina syndrome has been previously reported only in two cases. The present report details the clinical, surgical and neuroradiological findings of a third case requiring emergency surgery, and presents data available from a brief review of cases reported in the literature. From the data available in the literature, we suggest that cerebral and spinal MRI and PET imaging should be widely performed in the staging of patients treated for renal clear cell carcinoma, in order to early detect CNS involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-861
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume146
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • RCC carcinoma
  • Spinal metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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