Melanoma metastases to brain

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Headache and confusion. The patient had history of malignant melanoma.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years old
Gender: Male
CT

Left occipital, parietal and basal ganglionic space nodules. They are hyperdense in non contrast study and show marginal enhancement in post contrast study, surrounded by perifocal edema that exerts mild contralateral subfalcine herniation.

Case Discussion

Melanoma is the third most common primary neoplasm that metastasizes to the brain. 

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Case information

rID: 25104
Case created: 5th Oct 2013
Last edited: 11th Dec 2015
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