Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from breast cancer: an ambiguous entity

BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2024 May 2:spcare-2024-004910. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2024-004910. Online ahead of print.


Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (IMSC) from solid tumors is rare. In this report, we describe the case of a patient treated at our center for breast cancer with intramedullary spinal cord metastases without bone and brain metastases or meningitis. Management of the disease remains challenging even with recent advances in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The prognosis of these patients still very poor.

Keywords: Breast; Case Management; Neurological conditions.