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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 39, No. 4, 2002, pp. 157-160
Bioline Code: cn02016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2002, pp. 157-160

 en Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Metastasis from an Ovarian Carcinoma
Ravi Mehrotra, Kartikeya Sharma

Abstract

Intradural extramedullary metastases from tumours are a rare occurrence, accounting for less than 2 percent of all spinal metastases. We report a patient who presented with progressive paraparesis one and a half years after being operated for an poorly differentiated serous cystadenocarcinoma. Tumour mass decompression was carried out and the intradural tumour metastasis was removed. Histopathology revealed an identical appearance to the original ovarian tumour. This is the first reported case of an intradural extramedullary metastasis from a poorly differentiated serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary.

Keywords
Ovarian tumour, Intradural, Extramedullary, Metastasis

 
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