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International Journal of Emergency Medicine

, 4:52

First Online: 09 August 2011Received: 09 February 2011Accepted: 09 August 2011

Abstract

A 70-year-old female presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of intermittent dysphasia and right facial droop. Computed tomography CT and magnetic resonance imaging MRI were obtained, and the patient was found to have meningeal carcinomatosis, also known as leptomeningeal metastases. Meningeal carcinomatosis is a rare metastatic complication of some solid tumors and hematopoietic neoplasms, and has a median survival rate of 2.4 months. The role of the emergency physician is to appropriately diagnose this condition, treat emergent side effects, provide symptomatic relief, and ensure multi-disciplinary management.

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Author: Derek R Cooney - Norma L Cooney

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1865-1380-4-52







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