Metastatic Skull Tumors from Cancers Associated with Subcutaneous Mass Lesions Takumi Abe 1 , Kiyoshi Matsumoto 1 , Shigeki Sunaga 1 , Kenzi Dohi 1 , Kazuo Hanakawa 1 , Motohiko Shimazu 1 , Hiroyuki Jimbo 1 , Ken Sasaki 1 , Hitoshi Izumiyama 1 , Miki Kushima 2 1Departments of Neurosurgery, Showa University School of Medicine 2Departments of Hospital Pathology, Showa University School of Medicine Keyword: cancer , dural tail sign , metastasis , skull tumor , surgery pp.353-359
Published Date 1999/4/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1406901429
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The incidence of metastatic brain tumors is increas-ing because of the recent progress in the detection and management of primary cancer. However, metas-tatic skull tumors from cancers associated with giant subcutaneous mass lesions are rare. We present four patients with metastatic skull tumors: two from he-patic cancer, one from lung cancer, and one frommamma cancer. In these patients, plain skull X-ray and bone CT showed osteolytic lesions. Angiograms revealed a tumor stain fed by abnormal vessels from the external carotid artery.

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