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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 24(7); 1995 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1995;24(7): 826-830.
Metastatic Thoracic Intramedullary Small Cell Carcinoma: Case Report.
Geun Hoe Kim, Yong Gu Chung, Jeong Wha Chu
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
The incidence of metastasis to the spinal cord in patients with systemic carcinoma has been extimated to be 0.9 to 8.5%. Attempts to aggressively remove intramedullary spinal cord tumor may cause increased neurologic deficits and a worsend outcome. The authors present the case of a multiple intramedullary meetastatic spinal cord tumor which had metastasized from the lung to the thoracic spinal level. Pathologic diagnosis of the small cell carcinoma was made from the tumor specimen obtained by stereotaxic-guided neddle biopsy after which the patient was treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Key Words: Intramedullary tumor; Metastasis; Spinal cord
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