Spinal extra-dural metastasis from Merkel cell carcinoma: a rare cause of paraplegia

@article{Vijay2007SpinalEM,
  title={Spinal extra-dural metastasis from Merkel cell carcinoma: a rare cause of paraplegia},
  author={Kamath Vijay and Krishna Venkateswaran and Ajoy Prasad Shetty and Shanmughanathan Rajasekaran},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={267-270}
}
We report a rare case of Merkel cell carcinoma with extra-dural spinal metastasis causing paraplegia. There are only four reported cases in literature. A 57-year-old lady presented with a breast lump, multiple truncal skin swellings, low back pain and rapidly progressive paraplegia. MRI showed multiple epidural soft tissue masses causing neural compression… CONTINUE READING