Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of ovarian tumor.Spinal Cord. 2004 Aug; 42(8):485-7.SC
To report a case of a thoracic intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of ovarian tumor in a 59-year-old woman.
A case of a thoracic intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of ovarian tumor in a 59-year-old woman is reported. She received abdominal ovariectomy for the ovarian adenocarcinoma 4 years before she suffered from back pain and showed neurological symptoms. The thoracic intramedullary lesion was confirmed by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging. She showed complete paralysis before operation. The excision of the tumor was achieved through the posterior approach. Histologically, the diagnosis of metastasis of adenocarcinoma was made.
Although she did not show any postoperative neurologic recovery, her general condition was good and there was no evidence of recurrence 24 months after surgery.