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Metastatic prostate cancer mimicking chronic subdural hematoma: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20882812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cancer of the prostate is extremely common and is well known to metastasize to the pelvic lymph nodes and axial skeleton (vertebral column, pelvis, cranium, and proximal femur). However, reports of intracranial metastasis are rare and commonly discovered postmortem. Moreover, metastatic lesions mimicking subdural hematoma are extremely rare and are uncommonly reported in the literature. We found only three such cases in the literature. We present a unique case of metastatic prostate cancer presenting with headaches after head trauma with classic radiologic findings of subdural hematoma. The diagnosis may have been made sooner with preoperative magnetic resonance imaging.
Shashikant Patil; Ayme Veron; Pegah Hosseini; Rachel Bates; Benjamin Brown; Bharat Guthikonda; Rowena DeSouza
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society     Volume:  162     ISSN:  0024-6921     ISO Abbreviation:  J La State Med Soc     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-01     Completed Date:  2010-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505618     Medline TA:  J La State Med Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / secondary*
Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic / diagnosis*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningeal Neoplasms / secondary*
Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*
Subdural Space
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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