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Resection of an intramedullary high cervical metastasis from a malignant mixed Muellerian tumour.
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PMID:  23321628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We present a 66-year-old female patient with a high cervical intramedullary metastasis from a malignant mixed Muellerian tumour (MMMT; carcinosarcoma) with concomitant syringomyelia. She was admitted to our clinic with symptoms of cervical myelopathy. MRI revealed an intramedullary tumour of 2.6cm×1.2cm at the cervical vertebral body C2. We performed a laminectomy on C2 followed by a dorsal median myelotomy from C1 to C3 to resect the tumour. The surgical intervention removed the tumour completely and resolved the syringomyelia. During the 36months of follow-up, the patient presented in a stable condition with no evidence of tumour recurrence. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an intramedullary metastasis of a MMMT.
Authors:
Martin Nikolaus Stienen; Daniel Hinkerohe; Albrecht Harders; Sebastian Lücke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Clinic for Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, St.Gallen, Switzerland.
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