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J Korean Soc Spine Surg. 2005 Mar;12(1):83-86. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4184/jkss.2005.12.1.83
Ha KY , Ryoo SJ , Lee JS , Cho YH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kang-Nam St. Mary's Hospital College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. kyh@cmc.cuk.ac.kr
Abstract

Few cases of intradural metastasis of a non-neurogenic origin, without antecedent cerebral metastasis, have been reported. To the best of our knowledge; however, this is the first reported case of distant tumor metastasis via seeding to the intradural space through a dural opening, which formed a tumor mass without antecedent brain metastasis at a different spine level. The medical records and imaging studies of a 67-year-old woman suffering from lower back pain and paresis of the lower extremities, were reviewed. She had previously had rectal cancer. A decompressive laminectomy and excision of the intradural mass were performed. The histopathology study confirmed her original diagnosis.

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