Cervical carcinoma metastatic to the brain

Gynecol Oncol. 1997 Aug;66(2):324-6. doi: 10.1006/gyno.1997.4763.


Brain metastases from cervical cancer are uncommon and are usually considered incurable. Characterization of presentation and a consensus on standard effective treatment have not been published. We present a case in which long-term disease-free survival has been achieved by surgical resection of a solitary brain metastasis with postoperative whole brain radiation. The world literature is examined and discussed in relation to this experience.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infratentorial Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Infratentorial Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Remission Induction
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology*