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Spinal drop metastasis from a posterior fossa choroid plexus papilloma.
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PMID:  19096592     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are typically considered as benign tumors, with a favorable long-term prognosis. Drop metastasis of CPP into the spinal subarachnoid space is rare. We report a 42-year-old woman who presented with headache and back pain 6 years after removal of a posterior fossa CPP. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed mass lesions in the lumbosacral subarachnoid space and recurrent intracranial tumor. The lesions were resected and histologically diagnosed was CPP. We consider that CPP can spread via cerebrospinal fluid pathways and cause spinal drop metastasis. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the whole spinal axis and to perform periodic follow-up examinations in patients with CPP.
Authors:
Soon-Seob Ahn; Young-Dae Cho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  42     ISSN:  2005-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Daegu Catholic University, School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
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