Intracranial and spinal metastases from eccrine mucinous carcinoma: Case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms

abstract

  • Even though it is rare for MEC to spread to distant organs, physicians should be aware of the risk of metastatic invasion of the brain and spine and be vigilant about surveillance of these sites. MEC metastases to the brain should be treated aggressively with surgical resection followed by stereotactic radiosurgery to the tumor bed. Spine metastases should be treated with a combination of surgery and image-guided radiation therapy, depending on the degree of cord compression from epidural metastatic disease.

publication date

  • September 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.NEU.0000377860.59894.A3

PubMed ID

  • 20657314

Additional Document Info

start page

  • E861

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 67

number

  • 3