Brain metastasis from an adenoid cystic carcinoma of the Bartholin gland - Case report


Hatiboglu M. A. , COSAR M., IPLIKCIOGLU A., OZCAN D.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.102, no.3, pp.543-546, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/jns.2005.102.3.0543
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-546
  • Keywords: adenoid cystic carcinoma, Bartholin gland, brain metastasis, whole-brain radiation therapy, OF-THE-LITERATURE, CANCER, TUMOR

Abstract

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin gland is an uncommon malignant gynecological tumor. Brain metastasis from a malignant gynecological lesion is encountered rarely and the prognosis for this type of metastasis is poor. Different treatment protocols, such as. resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), and chemotherapy, are available and should be considered on an individual basis. In this article, the authors report a case of brain metastasis from an ACC of the Bartholin gland that was treated by resection and WBRT. A review of the literature did not reveal any other such case.