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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No patient had involvement of all of the cranial nerves except one patient with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis who presented with bilateral involvement of 7 cranial nerves III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X.
In head and neck cancers, the great majority of patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis originating from PNI have no evidence of lymph node metastasis, confirming that the process of PNI is a distinct way of metastasis [28, 29].
The report concluded that the images are consistent with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis with mild hydrocephalus (Fig.
In addition, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, the most frequent form of brain metastasis from prostate cancer, has a very poor prognosis.
Treatment of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis from gastric 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.
Beta-glucuronidase -- A normal enzyme occurring abnormally in CSF in leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.
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.