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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-93

Tumor-to-tumor metastasis in the spine


1 Neurosurgical Registrar, Department of Neurosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia
2 Pathology Registrar, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia
3 Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Robert S Laidlaw
Neurosugical Registrar, Department of Neurosurgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW 2065
Australia
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DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1018

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Tumor-to-tumor metastasis (TTM) is a rare phenomenon and usually involves urological malignancies. This case report describes a 68-year-old female with end stage metastatic breast cancer that underwent excision of thoracic intradural tumor. Histopathological analysis of the lesion revealed two separate cell population. This is the first documented case of ttm seen going to the spine.


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