Meningeal carcinomatosis

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Meningeal carcinomatosis
Classification and external resources
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Meningeal carcinomatosis: tumor cell clusters in the subarachnoid space in a brain biopsy
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Meningeal carcinomatosis in a patient with breast cancer (contrast-enhanced axial T1-weighted MRI)

Meningeal carcinomatosis is a condition in which a solid tumor diffusely spreads to the leptomeninges. Lung tumors, breast tumors, and malignant melanoma comprise the majority of solid tumors spreading to the leptomeninges.

Causes[edit]

Although rare, Meningeal carcinomatosis can arise from cervical cancer.[1] Only 8 cases of MC arising from squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix are previously reported in the literature.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bishnu Devkota, MBBS, FRCS, FACP And Harnish Patel, MD (June 2010). "Meningeal Carcinomatosis From Cervical Cancer:A Case Report and Review of the Literature". Hospital Practice. 38 (3): 117–121. doi:10.3810/hp.2010.06.304. 

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