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Cerebral Metastasis Masquerading as Late Onset Depression- A Case Report

Senjam Gojendra Singh, N. Heramani Singh, L. Nelson, N. Biplob Singh, K. Shantibala Devi, L. Roshan Singh

Citation Information : Singh SG, Singh NH, Nelson L, Singh NB, Devi KS, Singh LR. Cerebral Metastasis Masquerading as Late Onset Depression- A Case Report. 2010; 13 (1-2):116-118.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-13-1--2-116

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


A case of a 63 year-old woman with no past psychiatric illness presented with 5 months history of depressive symptoms but minimal neurological signs and symptoms is discussed. She met the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria of depressive disorder. Chest radiograph revealed a radio-opaque lesion and CT scan brain showed a large frontal lobe mass that was neurologically silent. This case demonstrates that intracranial metastasis can manifest as late onset depression without significant accompanying neurological deficits.

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