Non-small cell lung carcinoma presenting as carcinomatous meningitis

R., Paramez A.; Dixit, Ramakant; Gupta, Neeraj; Gupta, Rakesh; Arya, Manoj
July 2010
Lung India;Jul-Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p158
Academic Journal
Meningeal carcinomatosis is a diffuse infiltration of leptomeninges and sub arachnoid space by malignant cells metastasizing from systemic cancer. Primary bronchogenic carcinoma presenting as carcinomatous meningitis is a very rare occurrence in clinical practice, often occurring during the treatment course of the underlying malignancy. We present this rare presentation in a young non-smoker male.


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