[Early cerebral metastasis of colonic adenocarcinoma]

Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 1996 Feb;88(2):141-3.
[Article in Spanish]


Solitary and early brain metastases from colon carcinoma are unusual. This possibility must be kept in mind, in patients with cerebral metastasis of unknown adenocarcinoma. These patients could benefit from colonoscopy and CEA studies with the aim of achieving more early diagnosis and surgical resection. The case of a 48-year-old woman with brain metastasis diagnosed 4 months before the primary tumor, a colon cancer, is reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenocarcinoma / secondary*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Colonic Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Occipital Lobe* / diagnostic imaging
  • Parietal Lobe* / diagnostic imaging
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed