Deep intracranial extension of squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2005 Dec;45(7):994-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.20427.

Abstract

We report a case of recurrent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the scalp with deep cerebral invasion in a 15-year-old girl. Plain films and CT showed extensive, full thickness, and skull destruction at the vertex. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI revealed neoplastic invasion of the meninges and both cerebral hemispheres down to the lateral ventricle. This case represents an example of (SCC) imitating a primary brain tumor by exhibiting intracranial extension.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / secondary
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / complications
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed