Cerebral metastases in adenocarcinoma of the colon

A. Rovirosa, R. Bodi, P. Vicente, I. Alastuey, J. Giralt, L. Salvador

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    Between 25% and 35% of all patients with cancer, will develop metastases to the brain. Gastrointestinal neoplasms are responsible for 8% of all cases of metastatic brain involvement. The frequency of brain metastases in carcinoma of the colon ranges from 0.3 to 6%, and this location is usually accompanied by metastatic involvement of the lung and liver. Cerebral metastatic lesions are uncommon in colon cancer, and are usually a late manifestation of the disease. Because of the rarity of this complication, we report a case of metastatic colon adenocarcinoma to the brain, and we review the literature on this subject.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)281-283
    JournalRevista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1991


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