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Brain metastases: a rare initial presentation of prostate cancer


Although brain metastases are common in cancer patients, carcinoma of the prostate rarely metastasizes to the brain. Cerebral metastases as an initial clinical presentation of prostate carcinoma are extremely rare. We report a patient, who presented with confusion and behavioral changes. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large right temporal lobe lesion. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was consistent with metastatic prostate carcinoma. Further evaluation revealed widespread bony metastases by technetium 99 bone scan and high level of prostate-specific antigen.

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Grenader, T., Shavit, L., Lossos, A. et al. Brain metastases: a rare initial presentation of prostate cancer. Int Urol Nephrol 39, 537–539 (2007).

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  • Brain metastases
  • Prostate cancer