Cystic prostate metastases to the brain parenchyma: Report of two cases and review of the literature

Vivian Tsai, Sam Kim, Richard E. Clatterbuck, Matthew G. Ewend, Alessandro Olivi

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Abstract

Prostate carcinoma is among the leading causes of cancer death for American men. Intracranial metastases from prostatic adenocarcinoma are unusual, and cystic metastases are rare. Two cases of cystic intraparenchymal metastases from prostatic adenocarcinoma are reported. Our comprehensive literature review revealed that prostatic adenocarcinoma metastases are rarely diagnosed antemortem. If these lesions are detected early and treated with surgery and radiation therapy, survival time for patients with prostatic adenocarcinoma may be increased; however, given the rarity of these cases, routine CNS imaging of men with metastatic prostate cancer does not seem warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of neuro-oncology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2001

Keywords

  • Brain metastasis
  • Cystic lesion
  • Prostate adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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