Calvarial metastases are a relatively rare entity, with an overall incidence of 3–4%. Among these cases, metastases arising from salivary gland cancers are even rarer; in fact, large studies regarding salivary gland tumors showed that brain metastases are observed in 0.8% of the cases. Generally, bone metastases have been described in proximity to primary tumors, while bloodstreamdisseminated lesions are often located inside the brain parenchyma. During every surgical step, traction on lower-lying infiltrated tissues must be avoided in order to successfully remove the lesion. This case report presents the first ever case of a 67-year-old woman affected by submandibular gland undifferentiated adenocarcinoma metastasis with a full-thickness involvement of the calvarium, pachy- and leptomeninges.

Full-thickness craniodural metastasis with leptomeningeal infiltration of salivary origin: a radiological lesson and a technical remark / Pesce, Alessandro; Armocida, Daniele; Fiorentino, Francesco; Ciarlo, Silvia; LA PIRA, Biagia; Salvati, Maurizio; Frati, Alessandro; Pompucci, Angelo; Palmieri, Mauro. - In: TOMOGRAPHY. - ISSN 2379-139X. - 8:5(2022), pp. 2164-2170. [10.3390/tomography8050181]

Full-thickness craniodural metastasis with leptomeningeal infiltration of salivary origin: a radiological lesson and a technical remark

Daniele Armocida
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Francesco Fiorentino;Biagia La Pira;Alessandro Frati;Mauro Palmieri
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2022

Abstract

Calvarial metastases are a relatively rare entity, with an overall incidence of 3–4%. Among these cases, metastases arising from salivary gland cancers are even rarer; in fact, large studies regarding salivary gland tumors showed that brain metastases are observed in 0.8% of the cases. Generally, bone metastases have been described in proximity to primary tumors, while bloodstreamdisseminated lesions are often located inside the brain parenchyma. During every surgical step, traction on lower-lying infiltrated tissues must be avoided in order to successfully remove the lesion. This case report presents the first ever case of a 67-year-old woman affected by submandibular gland undifferentiated adenocarcinoma metastasis with a full-thickness involvement of the calvarium, pachy- and leptomeninges.
calvarial metastasis; salivary gland tumors; craniotomy; dural metastasis
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Full-thickness craniodural metastasis with leptomeningeal infiltration of salivary origin: a radiological lesson and a technical remark / Pesce, Alessandro; Armocida, Daniele; Fiorentino, Francesco; Ciarlo, Silvia; LA PIRA, Biagia; Salvati, Maurizio; Frati, Alessandro; Pompucci, Angelo; Palmieri, Mauro. - In: TOMOGRAPHY. - ISSN 2379-139X. - 8:5(2022), pp. 2164-2170. [10.3390/tomography8050181]
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