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Lee, Lee, and Rhee: A Case of Intradural Extramedullary Cord Tumor Metastasis from Adenocarcinoma of the Lung


Intradural extramedullary spinal metastasis from systemic tumor is extremely rare but epidural extramedullary cord tumor metastasis from the lung is relatively common. A 57 year-old male patient was admitted to department of internal medicine and neurosurgery in Chonbuk National University Hospital because of coughing, low back pain radiate to the right great toe, and numbness of the right calf area. Spinal MRI scan revealed round oval shaped mass lesion on just below the level of the conus medullaris. Authors present the clinical, histologic, radiologic features of spinal intradural metastatic tumor and operative total removal followed by chemothrapy with an extensive review of literatures.

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