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.
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 1991|