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Carcinomatous meningitis complicating cervical cancer: a clinicopathologic study and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8631558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with gynecologic malignancies may develop metastases throughout the neuraxis. Cervix-related carcinomatous meningitis is a distinctly unusual clinical event with only two previous cases reported in the English medical literature. We review clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings of a woman with advanced adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix, whose course was complicated by leptomeningeal metastases. Carcinomatous meningitis occurs in the setting of rapidly advancing systemic disease and represents a terminal complication of cervical cancer.
D M Aboulafia; L P Taylor; R D Crane; J L Yon; R H Rudolph
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-01     Completed Date:  1996-07-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / complications,  diagnosis,  secondary*
Cranial Nerves / pathology
Fatal Outcome
Meningeal Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis,  secondary*
Meningitis / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*

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