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Meningeal metastasis causing chronic subdural hematoma in a cancer patient with bilateral papilledema and suspected cerebral venous thrombosis - A case report.
Pangratz-Daller, C; Grimm, J; Pfaff, JAR; Kraus, TFJ; Sotlar, K; Al-Schameri, AR; Kral, M; Griessenauer, CJ; Schwartz, C;
J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2022;
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Al-Schameri Abdul Rahman
Griessenauer Christoph
Grimm Jochen
Kral Michael
Kraus Theo
Pangratz-Daller Cornelia
Pfaff Johannes
Schwartz Christoph
Sotlar Karl


Meningeal metastasis has been reported as a very rare cause of chronic subdural hematoma (CSH). Here, we report a female patient who had undergone initial burr hole drainage of a CSH at an outside hospital. Postoperatively, the patient additionally suffered from visual impairment due to bilateral papilledema and the patient was eventually transferred to our neurosurgical department additional treatment. A craniotomy was performed and due to intraoperative suspicious findings, histopathological samples were obtained that revealed a metastasis of thus far undiagnosed triple negative breast cancer. Furthermore, the patient was suspected to have a partial cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Our case report addresses this extremely rare clinical constellation. We provide a detailed overview on our patient"s clinical and radiological course, and discuss the potential association of CSH with meningeal metastasis and bilateral papilledema.

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