Isolated brain metastases as first site of recurrence in prostate cancer: case report and review of the literature

Current Oncology

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Title Isolated brain metastases as first site of recurrence in prostate cancer: case report and review of the literature
 
Creator Craig, J.
Woulfe, J.
Sinclair, J.
Malone, S.
 
Subject radiation; cancer; oncology
Prostate cancer; brain metastasis; recurrence
 
Description Fewer than 2% of patients with metastatic prostate cancer (pca) develop brain metastases. Autopsy series have confirmed the rarity of brain metastases. When present, brain metastases occur in end stage, once the pca is castrate-resistant and spread to other sites is extensive. Here, we present a rare case of a patient with pca who developed a solitary parenchymal brain metastasis as first site of relapse 9 years after radical therapy. The patient underwent craniotomy and excision of the tumour. A second recurrence was also isolated to the brain. In the literature, pca patients with brain metastases have a poor mean survival of 1–7.6 months. The patient in our case report experienced a relatively favourable outcome, surviving 19 months after his initial brain relapse.
 
Publisher Multimed Inc.
 
Contributor
 
Date 2015-09-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier http://www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/article/view/2542
10.3747/co.22.2542
 
Source Current Oncology; Vol 22, No 6 (2015); e493-e497
1718-7729
1198-0052
 
Language eng
 
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