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Bony Calvarium as the Sole Site ofMetastases in Squamous Cell Carcinomaof the Uterine Cervix

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Author(s): Niloofar Ahmadloo | Farzad Bidouei | Shapour Omidvari | Mansour Ansari | Ahmad Mosalaei | Mohammad Mohammadianpanah

Journal: Middle East Journal of Cancer
ISSN 2008-6709

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 185;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma | Uterine cervix | Bony calvarium | Metastasis

ABSTRACT
Isolated skeletal metastasis to the bony calvarium is extremely rare in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. We describe the clinical and imaging findings in a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix with metastases tothe bony calvarium as the sole site of metastasis. The patient was a 65-year-old woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix, FIGO stage IIIb, whose initial treatement was chemoradiation therapy. After 22 sessions of external-beam radiation,she developed headaches. On physical examination she had skull bone tenderness. On plain skull X-ray, there were osteolytic bony lesions. Brain MRI showed multiple enhancing skull bone metatstses. Eventually, a whole body bone scintigraphy revealed isolated diffuse increased activity in the bony calvarium. In the literature review, wefound only three similar cases of cervical cancer with scalp metastases and involvement of the bony calvarium.
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