Transdural metastasis from adenocarcinoma of the prostate mimicking subdural hematoma - Case report

Jeffrey M. Tomlin, Cargill Herley Alleyne

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Metastasis of prostatic adenocarcinoma to the nervous system is extremely rare and has been infrequently reported over the last several years. We describe the presentation, evaluation, and surgical intervention of a case of metastatic prostate carcinoma to the dura. CASE DESCRIPTION: This patient presented with symptoms and physical findings consistent with a subacute subdural hematoma in the setting of recently diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the prostate. He underwent a craniotomy for presumed subdural hematoma. The pathologic diagnosis was consistent with metastatic prostatic carcinoma. CONCLUSION: This case report demonstrates the need for broad differential diagnosis in the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with seemingly straightforward subacute subdural hematomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Subdural Hematoma
Prostate
Adenocarcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Carcinoma
Craniotomy
Nervous System
Differential Diagnosis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain metastasis
  • Dural metastasis
  • Prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Subdural hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Transdural metastasis from adenocarcinoma of the prostate mimicking subdural hematoma - Case report. / Tomlin, Jeffrey M.; Alleyne, Cargill Herley.

In: Surgical Neurology, Vol. 58, No. 5, 01.11.2002, p. 329-331.

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Tomlin, Jeffrey M. ; Alleyne, Cargill Herley. / Transdural metastasis from adenocarcinoma of the prostate mimicking subdural hematoma - Case report. In: Surgical Neurology. 2002 ; Vol. 58, No. 5. pp. 329-331.
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