Dural metastases from prostatic carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Syncope for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

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.

Modality: CT

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
Case created: 28th Nov 2016
Last edited: 30th Nov 2016
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