neoplastic meningitis


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ne·o·plas·tic men·in·gi·tis

infiltration of subarachnoid space by neoplastic cells, typically medulloblastoma or metastatic carcinoma.
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Neoplastic meningitis is also referred to as lymphomatous meningitis in patients with lymphoma.
Patients with neoplastic meningitis usually have accompanying headache, meningeal signs, and evidence of increased ICP.
Grossman SA, moynihan TJ (1991) Neoplastic meningitis.
Diagnosis and individualized therapy of neoplastic meningitis.
Their topics include the pathology and molecular genetics of common brain tumors, malignant gliomas in adults, low grade astrocytomas, pediatric neuro-oncology, the managing intramedullary spinal cord tumors, medical complications in the management of brain tumor, brain metastases, neoplastic meningitis, the neurotoxicity of chemotherapy, paraneoplastic disorders, and neurological complications of bone marrow and organ transplantation.
Its two marketable products are DepoCyt for treating cancer-related neoplastic meningitis and DepoDur for the treatment of post-operative pain.