Spontaneous epidural hematoma secondary to dural metastasis from an ovarian carcinoma--case report

Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 1989 Sep;29(9):854-6. doi: 10.2176/nmc.29.854.


We report a case of spontaneous epidural hematoma secondary to dural metastasis of an undifferentiated ovarian carcinoma. The hemorrhage occurred 2 days after oophorectomy. The hematoma was evacuated, and histological examination of the galea and dura mater revealed metastatic ovarian carcinoma. The absence of other pathology in the vicinity of the hematoma indicates that the hemorrhage was caused by the dural metastasis. Although subdural hematoma secondary to dural metastasis has been reported, this is believed to be the first reported case of epidural hematoma attributable to dural metastasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Carcinoma / secondary*
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Ovarian Neoplasms*
  • Radiography