meningeal carcinomatosis

(redirected from Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis)

me·nin·ge·al car·ci·no·ma

an infiltration of carcinoma cells in the arachnoid and subarachnoid space; may be primary or secondary.

meningeal carcinomatosis

Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, carcinomatous leptomeningitis Oncology The spread of cancer to the meninges, most common in small cell lung cancer–SCLC, seen in 26% of Pts with SCLC.
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PKC plans to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy in an upcoming clinical trial in patients diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis and who have also had HER2 positive breast cancer.
Valerie has been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which is very rare and usually a secondary or metastatic cancer.
Follow-up tests revealed Harper had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the meninges, thin membranes, that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a condition where cancerous cells are found in the arachnoid mater and pia mater, the second innermost and innermost layers of the meninges.
Beta-glucuronidase -- A normal enzyme occurring abnormally in CSF in leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.
Differential diagnosis after imaging studies were completed included the possibility of infectious meningitis, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, or meningioma.
In cases of breast cancer, the diagnoses of parenchymal brain metastases and leptomeningeal carcinomatosis are often delayed (1).
Marc Chamberlain, MD -- Professor of Neurology, University of Washington, a world renowned neuro-oncologist, well known for his work on leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.
This is one of a handful of reported cases of a clinically undiagnosed gallbladder carcinoma presenting as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.
News of television icon Valerie Harper's diagnosis has renewed interest in the devastating diagnosis of Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis.
Dural metastatic disease was approximately equal in frequency to that for another rare pattern of central nervous system cancer spread, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.