Metastatic Cancers

Metastatic cancers (i.e. cancers that originate somewhere else and travel to the brain usually via the bloodstream) can occur singly or, as pictured here, as multiple lesions.  Sometimes brain metastases represent the initial clue that the person has cancer somewhere else in the body, as was the case for this patient who was found to have three enhancing cerebral lesions with edema (two shown here) after presenting with headaches and work up later discovered colorectal carcinoma.

metastic carcinoma on MRI

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