Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis. A case report.J Neurosurg Sci. 2000 Jun; 44(2):99-101.JN
This 54-year-old patient with a breast carcinoma of one year's evolution presented a progressive paraparesis and sphincter disregulation of a week evolution; MRI image showed a tumor in the medullary conus. She improved after removal of the conus mass. The histologic diagnosis was metastasis of adenocarcinoma. Metastasis at this level is infrequent and represents less than 1% of all spinal metastases. When the patients' general condition is good, surgery can relieve the neurologic deficit produced by the medullary mass.