Saturday, 25 November 2017

Carcinomatous meningitis

«Carcinomatous meningitis, also called meningeal carcinomatosis, neoplastic meningitis, or leptomeningeal carcinoma, is a form of metastatic cancer that has spread to the lining of the brain and spinal cord, the parts of the body that make up the central nervous system [1].» It «is a clinical syndrome caused by leptomeningeal metastases with widespread involvement of the cerebral cortex. The disease is associated with a poor prognosis [2].»
Source: Aboutcancercom. Available at: http://www.aboutcancer.com/meniingitis_1208_bmc.jpg. Accessed November 25, 2017.

Bibliographic reference:
[1] Carcinomatous Meningitis - Dictionary definition of Carcinomatous Meningitis | Encyclopedia.com: FREE online dictionary. Encyclopediacom. Available at: http://www.encyclopedia.com/medicine/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/carcinomatous-meningitis. Accessed November 25, 2017.
[2] Kehrer JD, Stall B. 87 - Brain Metastases. In: Hristov B, Lin S, Christodouleas J. Radiation Oncology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, USA: Wolters Klumer Health; 2015:568.