Intracranial metastases from prostate carcinoma are uncommon and usually manifest as dural secondaries in the supratentorial compartment. We present an unusual case of intra-parenchymal posterior fossa prostatic metastasis in a 61-year-old gentleman and discuss the diagnostic and management challenges involved. A 61-year-old hypertensive, diabetic man presented with gait unsteadiness for 1-month duration and no other neurological deficits. He had previously undergone bilateral orchiectomy for prostate carcinoma with multiple osseous metastases. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-defined lobulated, intraventricular, peripherally enhancing lesion in the fourth ventricle with obstructive hydrocephalus. He underwent sub-occipital craniectomy and decompression, and histological examination was consistent with metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma. Although cerebellar secondaries are atypical, a suspicion of metastasis should be upheld in all patients with the history of prostate carcinoma, regardless of their location and radiological characteristics of the intracranial lesion.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology