Neuroradiologic findings in leptomeningeal carcinomatosis: the value interest of gadolinium-enhanced MRI

G. Rodesch, P. Van Bogaert, N. Mavroudakis, P. M. Parizel, J. J. Martin, C. Segebarth, M. Van Vyve, D. Baleriaux, J. Hildebrand

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Abstract

Four patients with leptomeningeal metastases documented by neuroradiological examinations are reported. All had central nervous system or systemic neoplasms and showed clinical signs of carcinomatous meningitis. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI (Gd-MRI) disclosed for each patient pathological foci, allowing delineation of the extent of meningeal disease. Although non-specific, these findings, combined with the clinical context and CSF analysis, may lead to a rapid diagnosis and treatment of carcinomatous meningitis, even when malignant cells are not detected in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalNeuroradiology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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