Solitary intra-ventricular brain metastasis from a breast carcinoma

Alessandro Della Puppa, Sandro Dal Pos, Stefania Zovato, Enrico Orvieto, Pietro Ciccarino, Renzo Manara, Fable Zustovich, Franco Berti, Marina Paola Gardiman, Renato Scienza

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Choroid plexus metastasis
  • Intra-ventricular metastasis
  • Solitary brain metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Neurology

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