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Carcinoma cervix with cerebellar metastases presenting with pulmonary aspiration: a rare presentation and a rare metastatic site in a common cancer
  1. Deep Chakrabarti,
  2. Abigail Veravolu Resu,
  3. Amit Pandey and
  4. Rajeev Gupta
  1. Department of Radiotherapy, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Deep Chakrabarti, deepchakrabarti.19{at}


A 52-year-old woman with cervical cancer stage IIB presented with altered sensorium and breathlessness to the emergency room 5 months after completing primary chemoradiotherapy, which was diagnosed as aspiration pneumonia. She was found to have cerebellar metastases with additional frontal, occipital, and temporal lobe lesions. She had no evidence of extracranial disease. She received supportive care and palliative whole brain radiotherapy and was asymptomatic at 6 months following radiotherapy. Median reported survival is 8–13 months.

  • radiotherapy
  • gynaecological cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • palliative care
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  • Contributors DC was involved in patient management, writing the manuscript, acquiring images and correcting the manuscript. AVR helped in patient management, image acquisition and corrected the manuscript. AP and RG provided clinical oversight in patient management. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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