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

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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Brain
Central Nervous System
Choroid Plexus
Lateral Ventricles
Regional Blood Flow
Brain Neoplasms
Heart Ventricles
White Matter
Gray Matter

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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Della Puppa, A., Dal Pos, S., Zovato, S., Orvieto, E., Ciccarino, P., Manara, R., ... Scienza, R. (2010). Solitary intra-ventricular brain metastasis from a breast carcinoma. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 97(1), 123-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-009-9988-z

Solitary intra-ventricular brain metastasis from a breast carcinoma. / Della Puppa, Alessandro; Dal Pos, Sandro; Zovato, Stefania; Orvieto, Enrico; Ciccarino, Pietro; Manara, Renzo; Zustovich, Fable; Berti, Franco; Gardiman, Marina Paola; Scienza, Renato.

In: Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Vol. 97, No. 1, 03.2010, p. 123-126.

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Della Puppa, A, Dal Pos, S, Zovato, S, Orvieto, E, Ciccarino, P, Manara, R, Zustovich, F, Berti, F, Gardiman, MP & Scienza, R 2010, 'Solitary intra-ventricular brain metastasis from a breast carcinoma', Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol. 97, no. 1, pp. 123-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-009-9988-z
Della Puppa, Alessandro ; Dal Pos, Sandro ; Zovato, Stefania ; Orvieto, Enrico ; Ciccarino, Pietro ; Manara, Renzo ; Zustovich, Fable ; Berti, Franco ; Gardiman, Marina Paola ; Scienza, Renato. / Solitary intra-ventricular brain metastasis from a breast carcinoma. In: Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2010 ; Vol. 97, No. 1. pp. 123-126.
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