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Neuro Where to look for Metastatic Brain Tumors?

A 29 year-old woman with a history of malignant melanoma presents to her primary care doctor with a new type of headache. Examination is normal and a head CT is ordered. Multiple small brain hemorrhages are revealed by the scan. Metastatic lesions to the brain most often appear in which of the following locations?


a. At the gray-white junction
b. In the thalamus
c. In the posterior fossa
d. In the caudate
e. In the sella turcica
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most of the Metastasis to the brain appears in the junction of grey white matter. unlike primary brain tumors which are in the white or grey matter.
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Blood vessels at grey-white junction are narrower so the metastatic neoplasticism cells get lodged here leading to secondaries .
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Blood vessels at grey-white junction are narrower so the metastatic neoplasticism cells get lodged here leading to secondaries .

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