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Surgical resection of solitary brain metastasis from cervical cancer
  1. D. TAJRAN and
  2. J. S. BEREK
  1. Division of Gynecologic Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Jonathan Berek, MD, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, Room 24-137, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1740. Email: jberek{at}


This is the first report of a patient with cervical cancer who underwent surgical resection of a solitary brain metastasis eight years following diagnosis. This case is unique because of the indolent nature of the tumor and because the patient had resection of metastatic lung nodules three years earlier. In this particular case, the patient's survival was not prolonged, so craniotomy and resection cannot be recommended in this disease, even when there has been a prolonged disease progression-free interval. Palliative management should include steroids and radiation therapy.

  • cervical cancer
  • brain metastasis
  • surgical resection

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