Central nervous system (CNS) involvement by endometrial carcinoma is uncommon. Among 1069 patients registered for endometrial carcinoma at our institution between 1982 and 1994, 10 (0,9%) developed brain metastases. Median age at the time of CNS metastasis diagnosis was 59 years. Median interval between diagnosis of endometrial cancer and documentation of brain involvement was 26 months. Clinical manifestation of brain metastasis included headache (80%), motor weakness (50%), seizures (20%), confusion (10%), balance (10%), and visual disturbances (10%). All lesions (4 multiple, 6 single) were contrast enhancing on computed tomography (CT) scans, and were located in the cerebrum in seven cases, in the cerebellum in one case, and in both in two cases. The CNS was the only site of detectable disease in six patients with recurrent disease. Nine patients died and one is alive with disease 3 months after surgical resection of a single cerebral deposit. Median survival from diagnosis of brain metastases for the entire series was 1 month (range 1-83). Six patients receiving only steroids died within 1 month from the diagnosis. One patient received radiotherapy (survival, 3 months) and two underwent surgical resection of solitary metastasis followed by radiotherapy (survival = 28 and 83 months). Prognosis of patients with CNS metastases from endometrial carcinoma appears poor; however, in a selected group of patients early diagnosis followed by multimodal treatment may result in a palliation of the disease.

Cormio, G., Lissoni, A., Losa, G., Zanetta, G., Pellegrino, A., Mangioni, C. (1996). Brain metastases from endometrial carcinoma. GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, 61(1), 40-43 [10.1006/gyno.1996.0093].

Brain metastases from endometrial carcinoma

LISSONI, ANDREA ALBERTO;
1996

Abstract

Central nervous system (CNS) involvement by endometrial carcinoma is uncommon. Among 1069 patients registered for endometrial carcinoma at our institution between 1982 and 1994, 10 (0,9%) developed brain metastases. Median age at the time of CNS metastasis diagnosis was 59 years. Median interval between diagnosis of endometrial cancer and documentation of brain involvement was 26 months. Clinical manifestation of brain metastasis included headache (80%), motor weakness (50%), seizures (20%), confusion (10%), balance (10%), and visual disturbances (10%). All lesions (4 multiple, 6 single) were contrast enhancing on computed tomography (CT) scans, and were located in the cerebrum in seven cases, in the cerebellum in one case, and in both in two cases. The CNS was the only site of detectable disease in six patients with recurrent disease. Nine patients died and one is alive with disease 3 months after surgical resection of a single cerebral deposit. Median survival from diagnosis of brain metastases for the entire series was 1 month (range 1-83). Six patients receiving only steroids died within 1 month from the diagnosis. One patient received radiotherapy (survival, 3 months) and two underwent surgical resection of solitary metastasis followed by radiotherapy (survival = 28 and 83 months). Prognosis of patients with CNS metastases from endometrial carcinoma appears poor; however, in a selected group of patients early diagnosis followed by multimodal treatment may result in a palliation of the disease.
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Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Male; Prognosis; Time Factors; Middle Aged; Female; Survival Analysis; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local; Brain Neoplasms; Humans; Carcinoma; Endometrial Neoplasms; Aged; Combined Modality Therapy
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Cormio, G., Lissoni, A., Losa, G., Zanetta, G., Pellegrino, A., Mangioni, C. (1996). Brain metastases from endometrial carcinoma. GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, 61(1), 40-43 [10.1006/gyno.1996.0093].
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