Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of lung cancer presenting with acute urinary retention: a case report
SEN, Cenk Ahmet
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Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is a rare entity. In this case report , we described an 82-year-old male patient with lung cancer who developed acute urinary retention during palliative radiotherapy for painful rib metastases. Left lower limb paresis occurred subsequently. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed intramedullary spinal cord metastasis at the 11th-12th thoracic spine level. We decided to give steroid treatment and apply palliative radiotherapy. Spinal cord compression is generally seen due to vertebral metastases and compression fractures. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is a rare entity with only case reports in the literature. We aim to draw attention to this rare entity and increase awareness among physicians.