Dural metastases from prostatic carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Syncope for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral dural masses overlying the central sulci at the vertex bilaterally.  Minimal mass effect on the underlying gyri. No midline shift. No hydrocephalus. No acute intracranial haemorrhage.

Both dural masses enhance. On the left there is a small, apparently extradural low density component. No involvement of the superior sagittal sinus identified.

Case Discussion

This patient had a history of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a common cause of dural metastases, and is more commonly dural than parenchymal. 

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Case information

rID: 49629
Published: 30th Nov 2016
Last edited: 30th Nov 2016
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