Intramedullary spinal cord metastases from non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) associated with carcinomatous meningitis: a case report

R. D’Silva, J. Jaiswal, A. Turaka

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Background: Carcinomatous meningitis with metastases to the spinal cord [intramedullary spinal cord (IMSC)] is very rare, and a quick intervention to management of these patients is important in preventing neurological deterioration. Methods: We report a case of IMSC metastases from a stage IV non-small cell lung carcinoma in a 57-year-old man who presented with Brown-Sequard syndrome along with multiple brain metastases with associated carcinomatous meningitis and managed with urgent palliative external beam radiation therapy. Conclusion: A quick, short course of palliative radiation therapy for inoperable patients with IMSC metastases provides improvement in neurological function in the management of these oncologic emergencies in patients with short survival times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere62
JournalJournal of Radiotherapy in Practice
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 2 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology

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