|Title:||Brain metastasis as a late manifestation of ovarian carcinoma||Authors:||YU-LI CHEN
|Issue Date:||2011||Journal Volume:||44||Journal Issue:||49||Start page/Pages:||44-49||Source:||European Journal of Cancer Care||Abstract:||
This paper aims to evaluate the clinical characteristics of ovarian cancer patients with cerebral metastases. Ten ovarian cancer patients with brain metastases were retrospectively identified from a total of 539 ovarian cancer patients. Their characteristics before and at the time of diagnosis of cerebral metastases were analysed. The survival of them was also measured. Ten (1.9%) of the 539 ovarian cancer patients had brain metastases in the study period. Nine had stage III or IV tumours with either moderate or poor histological differentiation. The mean time from diagnosis of ovarian cancer to documentation of central nervous system metastasis was 24.3 months, which was 11.1 months if other sites of metastasis were involved before cerebral relapse. All of the patients with intra-cranial tumours suffered from associated neurological defects and relived by treatments. The median survival time after diagnosis of central nervous system involvement was 3 months. In this study, all ovarian cancer patients with cerebral metastases had clinical neurological symptoms. Physicians should pay more attention to ovarian cancer patients with neurological defects and arrange brain imaging studies for the early diagnosis of brain metastases and prompt management to improve quality of life. ? 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
|URI:||https://scholars.lib.ntu.edu.tw/handle/123456789/452752||DOI:||10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01133.x||SDG/Keyword:||adult; aged; article; brain tumor; carcinoma; female; human; metastasis; methodology; middle aged; mortality; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; ovary tumor; pathology; retrospective study; survival; Adult; Aged; Brain Neoplasms; Carcinoma; Female; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Middle Aged; Ovarian Neoplasms; Retrospective Studies; Survival Analysis
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