Intramedullary tumor metastasis simulating radiation myelitis: Report of a case

Lawrence Margolis, Marthe E. Smith, Floyd D. Fortuin, Frederick K. Chin, Steven A. Liebel, Dennis R. Hill

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations


A case of suspected radiation myelitis based on clinical history, previous irradiation, neurologic deficit in the irradiated volume, and normal myelogram is reported. At autopsy, intramedullary metastatic disease was found, but no radiation damage. All radiation details must be considered before making the diagnosis of radiation myelitis with confidence. It is important not to exclude other potentially helpful treatment, such as surgery or chemotherapy, by the presumptive diagnosis of radiation myelitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1680-1683
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


Dive into the research topics of 'Intramedullary tumor metastasis simulating radiation myelitis: Report of a case'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this