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Address correspondence to Hany Atallah, MD, FACEP, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30303. Tel: (404) 727-6123. Email: hatalla@emory.edu

The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the subject matter of this article.

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Keywords:

  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • neoplasm metastasis
  • uterine cervical neoplasms

Atypical presentation of cervical carcinoma with cerebral metastasis

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The Ochsner journal

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Volume 16, Number 4

Publisher:

, Pages 548-550

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Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Background: Cervical cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women, but cerebral metastasis from cervical carcinoma is a rare event with a reported incidence of 0.57%. Case Report: We describe a case of brain metastasis from primary cervical adenocarcinoma with several distinct features. This case illustrates uncommon presenting neurologic symptoms, a rare combination of histopathologic features, and atypical findings on radiographic evaluation. Conclusion: Clinicians must maintain a high index of suspicion for cerebral metastasis to make an accurate diagnosis and initiate appropriate management of advanced cervical cancer.

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