19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK
We are London's Top Spine Clinic

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis in renal cell carcinoma: a case report of the surgical experience.

Related Articles

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis in renal cell carcinoma: a case report of the surgical experience.

J Korean Med Sci. 2013 Aug;28(8):1253-6

Authors: Park J, Chung SW, Kim KT, Cho DC, Hwang JH, Sung JK, Lee D

Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM) from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is rare manifestation and most of them are treated by adjuvant treatment modalities like radiotherapy. Despite the radio-resistance of RCC itself, focal radiotherapy has been preferred as the first-line treatment modality of ISCM from RCC and only a few cases underwent surgical treatment. We describe a case of ISCM from RCC, which underwent surgical excision and pathologically confirmed. A 44-yr-old man was presented with rapid deterioration of motor weakness during focal radiotherapy for ISCM from RCC. After the surgery for removal of the tumor mass and spinal cord decompression, his motor power was dramatically improved to ambulate by himself. We report the first published Korean case of ISCM from RCC confirmed pathologically and describe our surgical experience and his clinical characteristics.

PMID: 23960457 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Share to care...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Share on skype

What we do...

The Harley Street Hospital


What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

We treat all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

What our patients say about us ......

Balloon Kyphoplasty procedure

Wonderful operation. Delighted with results. Marian H. You May Also Like:Patient suffering from severe disc degenerationPatient with back, thigh and groin painInjections for Arthritic ChangeRight

Read More »