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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

HOLANDA, Maurus Marques de Almeida; ANDRADE, Emerson Magno Fernandes de  and  SILVA, José Alberto Gonçalves da. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from thyorid carcioma: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2006, vol.64, n.2a, pp.338-341. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2006000200033.

We report a case of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from thyroid cancer in a 70-year-old woman complaining for three months an intense cervical pain, without motor or sensitive deficits. Six months before the onset of symptoms, the patient underwent total thyroidectomy for a thyroid cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium enhancement showed an intramedullary spinal cord lesion. A partial resection of the medullar tumor was performed and the pathological findings showed an metastatic adenocarcinoma. Post operatively the patient develloped a left crural monoplegia.

Keywords : intramedullary tumor; spinal cord; metastasis; thyroid cancer.

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