Brain metastases: a learning curve


Brain metastases has a clear pattern inside a doctor ´s mind: headache (40-50%), focal neurologic dysfunction (20-40%) with hemiparesis as the most common symptom, cognitive dysfunction, seizures (10-20%) and stroke (5-10%) (uptodate).But there is a “learning” curve composed of small details in my own experience related with the affected area.

In the case of this patient he had a lesion inside the parietal lobe, This cerebral area integrates sensory information . In this case the patient was asymptomatic and  he only had problems for writing with the keyboard of the computer.

I have seen another data related with cerebral metastases : dropping objects, car accidents.