Cerebral metastases - small cell lung cancer

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Elderly patient with increasing headache.

Patient Data

Age: Elderly

Selected non-contrast CT images demonstrate multiple supra and infratentorial cystic lesions with scant surrounding edema.

Selected MRI images demonstrate the cystic lesions to have peripheral enhancement, minimal surrounding edema, and no central diffusion restriction. They are most consistent with cystic cerebral metastases.

Case Discussion

This patient had known (histologically confirmed) small cell carcinoma of the lungs. CT and MRI demonstrates multiple cystic cerebral metastases.

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Case information

rID: 3972
Published: 6th Jul 2008
Last edited: 31st Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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