JCVI: Skull Metastasis from Carcinoma of the Cervix: a Rare Case and Review of the Literature.
 
 
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Mohanty A, Dutta D, Das S, Samanta D, Senapati S

Skull Metastasis from Carcinoma of the Cervix: a Rare Case and Review of the Literature.

The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research. 2010 Apr 01; 36: 441-3.

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Abstract

Skeletal metastasis from carcinoma of the cervix occurs in 0.8-23% of cases. The majority of bone metastases occur either in the long bones or in the vertebrae. Metastasis to distal bones like the skull is rare. Metastasis to bone is commonly associated with advanced stage and poor control of primary disease. We present a rare case of scalp metastasis in a patient with stage IIIB carcinoma of the cervix. The patient had completed radiation therapy treatment resulting in controlled primary disease until she was diagnosed with skull bone metastasis. We present this case because of its rarity and for documentation and discussion.