What is brain metastasis from endometrial carcinoma?
The brain, along with the bone, liver, and lung, is one of the most common sites of metastasis with about 170,000 patients newly diagnosed with brain metastases each year in U.S. Brain metastasis from endometrial carcinoma was either an isolated disease limited to the brain only or part of a disseminated disease involving also other parts of the body. The median survival after diagnosis of brain metastasis from endometrial carcinoma was 5 months.
Brain metastasis from endometrial carcinoma is rare with only 115 patients documented in the literature.
What are the symptoms or signs of brain metastases from endometrial carcinoma?
The symptoms and signs of brain metastasis from endometrial carcinoma are not different from symptoms and signs of other brain space occupying lesions. The presenting symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, decreased mental status, consciousness disturbance, general weakness, extremity weakness, gait disturbance, seizure, and speech impairment.
Keywords: metastatic endometrial cancer, recurrent endometrial cancer