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Cerebellar metastasis of colon cancer at diagnosis: A very rare case

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Yozgat City Hospital, Yozgat, Turkey
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Yozgat City Hospital, Yozgat, Turkey

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Melih Simsek,
Department of Medical Oncology, Yozgat City Hospital, Yozgat
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_514_20

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. Besides, brain metastasis from CRC is relatively rare. A 68-year-old male referred to the emergency clinic with headache, vertigo, nausea, and vomiting. A cerebellar mass lesion was determined and totally excised. Pathology revealed a metastatic adenocarcinoma. Colonoscopic biopsy obtained from the lesion in the colon was reported as adenocarcinoma. A cerebellar recurrent lesion occurred, and radiotherapy was initiated. After radiotherapy, FOLFOX-bevacizumab combination regimen was initiated as the first-line treatment of the patient with metastatic colon cancer. Significant improvements in the clinical outcomes of CRC were achieved in recent years. However, brain metastasis from CRC has a poor prognosis. We aimed to report a rare presentation of CRC with synchronous brain metastasis.

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