Endometrial cancer metastasis to brain: Report of two cases and a review of the literature
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Two cases of brain metastases from endometrial adenocarcinoma are reported. A 70-year-old female presented with lung metastases 14 months after hysterectomy and adjuvant treatment. At 6 months later, a cerebellar metastasis was resected and followed by radiation therapy. The patient died 5.5 months later. In the second case, a 60-year-old patient developed a lung endometrial metastasis 6 years after initial treatment. At 1 year later she was diagnosed with bilateral hydrocephalus caused by a left temporal and posterior fossa tumor. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt was inserted and she received brain radiation. Two weeks later she gradually became comatose, with right hemiparesis. A metastatic, hemorrhagic temporal tumor was resected but the patient never regained consciousness and died after 7 weeks. The existing literature on brain metastases from endometrial adenocarcinoma is reviewed.