Carcinomatous meningitis as the presenting manifestation of gallbladder carcinoma: case report and review of the literature

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology; Pathology
Creator Digre, Kathleen B.; Blumenthal, Deborah T.; Cessna, Melissa H.; Gopez, Evelyn V.; Shen, Yue
Title Carcinomatous meningitis as the presenting manifestation of gallbladder carcinoma: case report and review of the literature
Date 2004-10
Description The primary tumors that typically cause carcinomatous meningitis include lung cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. A variety of neurological signs and symptoms can be seen depending on the extent and location of the meningeal metastasis. Once the diagnosis of carcinomatous meningitis is confirmed, the search for the primary tumor can be a challenge and at times may require extensive radiographic or even surgical evaluation to obtain specimen for pathological confirmation. Here we report a patient who presented with bilateral cranial nerve VIII and cerebellar symptoms, and was diagnosed with carcinomatous meningitis. Only after an exploratory laporatomy did it become clear that the initial symptoms were related to a metastatic gallbladder carcinoma.
Type Text
Publisher Springer
Volume 70
Issue 1
First Page 67
Last Page 71
Subject Carcinomatous Meningitis; Gallbladder Carcinoma; Leptomeningeal Metastasis; Meningeal Carcinomatosis; Cranial Neuropathy
Subject MESH Gallbladder Neoplasms; Meningitis; Diagnosis
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Shen Y, Blumenthal DT, Digre K, Cessna MH, Gopez EV. (2004). Carcinomatous meningitis as the presenting manifestation of gallbladder carcinoma: case report and review of the literature. J Neurooncol, 70(1), 67-71.
Rights Management (c) Springer (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier ir-main,2076
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 703500
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q24hgq
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