Dural Metastasis From Breast Carcinoma Mimicking Subdural Hematoma: Case Report


OKTAY K. , ÖZSOY K. M. , ÇETİNALP N. E. , GEZERCAN Y., OLGUNER S. K. , SARAÇ M. E.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.31, ss.818-821, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.818-821

Özet

While intracerebral metastases are common, insulated dural metastases are seen very rarely. The clinical and radiological features of this uncommon condition are often unsuspected and could mimic various benign conditions such as meningioma and subdural hematoma (SDH) as reported in the literature. In this report, we presented a case of 62-year-old female patient with dural metastasis from breast carcinoma mimicking subdural hematoma. We describe the presentation, evaluation and differential diagnosis of this rare case. Our experience in this case has led us to consider metastasis as a differential diagnosis even when a subdural hematoma with uncommon radiological image is diagnosed. Contrast enhanced scan techniques should be recommended for patients in whom dural metastasis is suspected.