Nieder, C; Grosu, AL; Grzadziel, A; Schlegel, J; Molls, M
Brain metastases in renal cell cancer: diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.
A 67-year-old patient with metastatic renal cell cancer was treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy to a hemorrhagic pons metastasis. He then developed multiple cystic brain lesions, suggestive of diffuse metastatic spread. However, further work-up revealed abscesses from bronchopneumonia. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects as well as potential pitfalls in the management of patients with brain metastases are discussed.