Brain Metastases in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer
International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 54-58
Received: Aug. 22, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 4, 2017; Published: Dec. 18, 2017
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Kantenga Dieu Merci Kabulo, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Patrice Nday Ntenga, Neurological Clinic of the National Teaching Hospital-FANN, Dakar, Senegal
Nathaniel Hurunangoni Zimani, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Kazadi Kaluile Ntenga Kalangu, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Rudo Makunike Mutasa, Department of Pathology, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Abstract
Brain metastases are associated with a poor prognosis. Depending on the patient’s age, functional status, extent of systemic disease, and number of metastases. We report a case of 22-year-old female who presented with 2 months history of headache and vomiting and 1 day history of not communicating, neck stiffness, and generalized body weakness. Patient has been unwell for 2 months after she had collapsed at school 2 months prior complaining of severe headache, she allegedly stroked one month prior with left sided weakness. No history of trauma and seizures but had history of falling and remaining unconscious for unspecified period of time. No history of chronic illness and no family history of malignancies. Brain CT scan and MRI documented multiple lobulated irregularly enhancing brain parenchymal mass lesions of variable sizes, patient was taken to theatre and burr hole for brain tumor biopsy was done and specimen taken for histology which confirmed metastatic carcinoma and the tumor immunoreacted negatively to TTF1 and positively to CK7. Treatment of brain metastasis has evolved over the years from WBRT only for most patients to multimodal therapy including surgical resection, if feasible, followed by Whole brain Radiotherapy (WBRT) and/or chemotherapy.
Keywords
Brain Metastases, Ovarian Cancer, Wholebrain Radiotherapy
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Kantenga Dieu Merci Kabulo, Patrice Nday Ntenga, Nathaniel Hurunangoni Zimani, Kazadi Kaluile Ntenga Kalangu, Rudo Makunike Mutasa, Brain Metastases in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer, International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 54-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnpt.20170306.12
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