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metastatic CNS tumors

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Which of the following is most accurate regarding metastatic CNS tumors?

 
        A) Lymphoma often metastazise(s) to the skull.
 
        B) Gallbladder neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the skull.
 
        C) Testicular cancer often metastazise(s) to the dura.
 
        D) Prostate cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain.
 
        E) Pancreatic cancer often metastazise(s) to the meninges.
 

 


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A) Lymphoma often metastazise(s) to the skull.

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The statement, "Lymphoma often metastazise(s) to the skull." is true.
Lymphoma often metastazise(s) to the skull, often metastazise(s) to the meninges, and often metastazise(s) to the dura.  (See References)

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B) Gallbladder neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the skull.

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The statement, "Gallbladder neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the skull." is false.
Gallbladder neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the brain.  (See References)

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C) Testicular cancer often metastazise(s) to the dura.

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The statement, "Testicular cancer often metastazise(s) to the dura." is false.
Testicular cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain.  (See References)

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D) Prostate cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain.

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The statement, "Prostate cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain." is false.
Prostate cancer often metastazise(s) to the skull, often metastazise(s) to the meninges, and often metastazise(s) to the dura.  (See References)

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E) Pancreatic cancer often metastazise(s) to the meninges.

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The statement, "Pancreatic cancer often metastazise(s) to the meninges." is false.
Pancreatic cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain.  (See References)

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References:

1. Geyers, J.D., Keating, J.M., and Potts, D.C. (2002). Neurology for the Boards, 2nd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
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