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November 1960

Carcinoma Metastasis to Malignant GliomaCase Report

Arch Neurol. 1960;3(5):559-563. doi:10.1001/archneur.1960.00450050079009

Metastasis of one tumor to another is rare. This is especially so with metastasis to intracranial tumors. The few instances of spread of carcinoma to meningioma have been documented recently.1 In addition, a case of carcinoma metastasis to an acoustic neuroma has also been described.2 In the case to be reported metastatic carcinoma was found within a malignant glioma.

Case Report  ADMISSION 1.—A 62-year-old white male was admitted to the University Hospital on Dec. 22, 1957, with a 3-month history of increasing difficulty in naming objects and remembering names. There had also been complaint of headache and rectal bleeding.

Examination.—  The patient could not cooperate well as there was difficulty in understanding and marked jargon dysphasia. There was paresis of the right face and arm and a right homonymous hemianopsia.

Diagnostic Tests.—  In the electroencephalogram there was focal δ and Θ activity in the left frontotemporal region. Left

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