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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 bleed(s).
 
        B) Renal cell carcinoma often metastazise(s) to the dura.
 
        C) Lung cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain.
 
        D) Reproductive tumors often metastazise(s) to the skull.
 
        E) Thyroid neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the skull.
 

 


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A) Lymphoma often bleed(s).

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The statement, "Lymphoma often bleed(s)." is false.
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) Renal cell carcinoma often metastazise(s) to the dura.

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The statement, "Renal cell carcinoma often metastazise(s) to the dura." is false.
Renal cell carcinoma often metastazise(s) to the brain, and often bleed(s).  (See References)

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C) Lung cancer often metastazise(s) to the brain.

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

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D) Reproductive tumors often metastazise(s) to the skull.

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

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E) Thyroid neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the skull.

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The statement, "Thyroid neoplasms often metastazise(s) to the skull." is false.
Thyroid neoplasms 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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