A case of unusually long survival after leptomeningeal carcinomatosis diagnosis

A case of unusually long survival after leptomeningeal carcinomatosis diagnosis Journal of Neuro-Oncology (2018) 137:215–218 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-017-2705-4 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR A case of unusually long survival after leptomeningeal carcinomatosis diagnosis 1,2 3 2 Marianna Riolo  · Emilio Ciusani  · Andrea Salmaggi Received: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 24 November 2017 / Published online: 2 December 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2017 To the Editor, performed, revealing the presence of diffuse leptomenin- geal contrast along optic chiasm, V, VII, VIII cranial nerves, Relating to the letter “Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis conus and cauda, with an initial increase in lateral ventricu- 9  years after nodule resection for pulmonary carcinoma lar size, indicating possible leptomeningeal metastasis. CSF in situ: MRS and pathological studies” reported in your Sep- analysis showed high protein concentration (355  mg/dl) tember 2017, Vol 34, Issue 2, we agree that leptomeningeal and lymphocytic pleocytosis (43/mm ), but cytology was metastases (LM) are difficult to diagnose, and, when this not positive for the presence of malignant cells. Because occurs, patient’s prognosis is poor with a median overall thoracic and abdomen CT scan were negative for metastatic survival of 3,3 months from the time of the diagnosis [1, disease, a total body PET was performed and it revealed 2]. Nevertheless, some reports http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Neuro-Oncology Springer Journals

A case of unusually long survival after leptomeningeal carcinomatosis diagnosis

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
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Medicine & Public Health; Oncology; Neurology
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0167-594X
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1573-7373
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10.1007/s11060-017-2705-4
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Journal of Neuro-Oncology (2018) 137:215–218 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-017-2705-4 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR A case of unusually long survival after leptomeningeal carcinomatosis diagnosis 1,2 3 2 Marianna Riolo  · Emilio Ciusani  · Andrea Salmaggi Received: 4 October 2017 / Accepted: 24 November 2017 / Published online: 2 December 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2017 To the Editor, performed, revealing the presence of diffuse leptomenin- geal contrast along optic chiasm, V, VII, VIII cranial nerves, Relating to the letter “Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis conus and cauda, with an initial increase in lateral ventricu- 9  years after nodule resection for pulmonary carcinoma lar size, indicating possible leptomeningeal metastasis. CSF in situ: MRS and pathological studies” reported in your Sep- analysis showed high protein concentration (355  mg/dl) tember 2017, Vol 34, Issue 2, we agree that leptomeningeal and lymphocytic pleocytosis (43/mm ), but cytology was metastases (LM) are difficult to diagnose, and, when this not positive for the presence of malignant cells. Because occurs, patient’s prognosis is poor with a median overall thoracic and abdomen CT scan were negative for metastatic survival of 3,3 months from the time of the diagnosis [1, disease, a total body PET was performed and it revealed 2]. Nevertheless, some reports

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Journal of Neuro-OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 2, 2017

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