Meningeal metastases: Clinical aspects and diagnosis

F. Formaglio, A. Caraceni

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The authors review the clinical and diagnostic aspects involved in leptomeningeal disease due to solid rumours, leukaemias and lymphomas. The importance of the combination of clinical findings with cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) examination and imaging studies in making an early diagnosis is underlined. The raising prevalence of this complication of systemic cancer deserves specific attention on the part of neurologists involved in consultation liason with general medicine and oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-149
Number of pages17
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Cancer complications
  • Diagnosis
  • Leptomeningeal disease
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Meningeal carcinomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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