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Dural and Skull Base Metastases

  • Arnaldo Neves Da Silva
  • David Schiff
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 136)

Abstract

Dural metastases (DM) usually affect patients in late stages of their disease with the majority of them harboring widespread metastatic disease that frequently accounts for the severity of the prognosis. They are also named pachymeningeal metastases and may arise from direct extension from skull metastasis or hematogenous spread from distant sites.

Keywords

Brain Metastasis Skull Base Temporal Bone Cavernous Sinus Subdural Hematoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnaldo Neves Da Silva
    • 1
  • David Schiff
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurology Department, Division of Neuro-OncologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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