Deep cerebral invasion by basal cell carcinoma of the scalp

P. M. Parizel, L. Dirix, D. Van Den Weyngaert, Julien R.M.G. Lambert, P. Scalliet, A. T. Van Oosterom, A. M. De Schepper

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We report recurrent basal cell carcinoma of the scalp with deep cerebral invasion in an 82-year-old man. Plain films and CT showed extensive, full thickness, skull destruction at the vertex. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI revealed neoplastic invasion of the meninges and left cerebral hemisphere, down to the lateral ventricle. We postulate that tumour extended into the brain along perivascular spaces of transcerebral vessels. This hypothesis is supported by the cleft-like contrast enhancement on MRI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


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