Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314-

Malignant metastatic carcinoid presenting as brain tumor


I Vijay Sundar1, SK Jain1, Dhrubajyoti Kurmi1, Rakesh Sharma1, Sanjeev Chopra1, Shashi Singhvi2 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S K Jain
230, Himmat Nagar, Gopalpura Mode, Tonk Road, Jaipur - 302 018, Rajasthan
India

Carcinoid tumors are rarely known to metastasise to the brain. It is even more rare for such patients to present with symptoms related to metastases as the initial and only symptom. We present a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with hemiparesis and imaging features suggestive of brain tumor. He underwent surgery and the histopathology revealed metastatic malignant lesion of neuroendocrine origin. A subsequent work up for the primary was negative. Patient was treated with adjuvant radiotherapy. We present this case to highlight the pathophysiological features, workup and treatment options of this rare disease and discuss the methods of differentiating it from more common brain tumors.


How to cite this article:
Sundar I V, Jain S K, Kurmi D, Sharma R, Chopra S, Singhvi S. Malignant metastatic carcinoid presenting as brain tumor.Asian J Neurosurg 2016;11:314-314


How to cite this URL:
Sundar I V, Jain S K, Kurmi D, Sharma R, Chopra S, Singhvi S. Malignant metastatic carcinoid presenting as brain tumor. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];11:314-314
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