Syncope, Blindness and Deafness in Breast Cancer –  a Case Report


Authors: K. Bechyně;  I. Schenk
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologické oddělení, Nemocnice Písek a. s.
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2013; 76/109(5): 630-633
Category: Case Report

Overview

Breast cancer is frequently associated with brain metastases and is the most common solid tumor to exhibit leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The authors describe a case of a 61-years--old woman with generalized breast cancer who suffered from postural syncopes and suddenly developed deafness and blindness. Magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis confirmed leptomeningeal infiltration. This type of clinical presentation of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is considered to be very rare.

Key words:
breast neoplasms – meningeal carcinomatosis – postural syncope – blindness –deafness

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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