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Intracranial Epidural Metastases of Adrenal Pheochromocytoma: A Uncommon Entity.

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Intracranial Epidural Metastases of Adrenal Pheochromocytoma: A Uncommon Entity.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun;114:235-240

Authors: Boettcher LB, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Ravindra VM, Horn J, Palmer CA, Menacho ST

Summary
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytomas are unusual neuroendocrine tumors of the adrenal medulla. Malignant habits is seen in roughly 10% of those lesions, evidenced by distant metastasis to websites with out chromaffin tissue. Right here we report a uncommon case of intracranial epidural metastases of an adrenal pheochromocytoma in a 24-year-old man.
CASE DESCRIPTION: The affected person initially offered at age 10 years with adrenal pheochromocytoma and subsequently developed in depth metastatic bone and lung illness. He was monitored within the intervening years till current imaging demonstrated an enlarging proper parietal mass. On surgical resection of the parietal lesion, the tumor was extremely vascularized and confined to the epidural area.
CONCLUSIONS: To the perfect of our data, that is the primary reported case of metastatic epidural unfold of pheochromocytoma with out concomitant subdural or intraparenchymal extension.

PMID: 29588244 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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