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

Jeffrey M. Tomlin, Cargill Herley Alleyne

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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