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Leptomeningeal metastases from recurrent squamous cell cancer of the skin.

Authors
  • Begemann, Martin
  • Rosenblum, Marc K
  • Loh, John
  • Kraus, Dennis
  • Raizer, Jeffrey J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neuro-oncology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Volume
63
Issue
3
Pages
295–298
Identifiers
PMID: 12892236
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report two patients with leptomeningeal metastases from squamous cell cancer of the skin. In one patient cauda equina metastases appeared 6 years after initial presentation; the tumor from radical neck dissection demonstrated perineural invasion suggesting a possible route for subarachnoid dissemination. The other patient presented 2 years after initial diagnosis with confusion and cranial nerve seven and twelve palsies. Both patients died from complications of leptomeningeal metastases.

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