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Computed tomography in meningeal carcinomatosis

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Abstract

CT findings of meningeal carcinomatosis were studied in 17 patients (seven with lung cancer, two with breast cancer, one with gastric cancer, one with malignant melanoma, five with leukemia, and one with malignant lymphoma). The diagnosis was confirmed by a cytological survey of the cerebrospinal fluid and/or autopsy. Signs and symptoms caused by meningeal carcinomatosis at the CT examination varied from individual to individual. Those most frequently observed were signs of increased intracranial pressure, often accompanied by cranial nerve palsies, paresthesia, motor weakness, cerebellar signs, and nuchal stiffness, CT scan revealed evidence of meningeal carcinomatosis in ten cases out of the seventeen. CT evidences were obtained in 16.7% of the cases with hematologic malignancy and in 81.8% of those with non-hematologic malignancies. The CT findings of meningeal carcinomatosis may be summarized as follows: I. 1) Obliteration and narrowing of the cisterns and sulci, with contrast enhancement along them. 2) Enhanced spots/areas beneath the brain surface, with contrast enhancement. 3) Diffuse, slightly high density of the brain surface, with contrast enhancement. 4) Enhancement of the ventricular wall. 5) Hydrocephalus. II. 1) No CT abnormalities.
Authors:
Koizumi, H; Ono, N; Horikoshi, S; Uki, J; Takeda, F [1] 
  1. Saitama Cancer Center (Japan)
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-14-776062; EDB-83-179789
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: CT Kenkyu; (Japan); Journal Volume: 4:2
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BRAIN; CAT SCANNING; CARCINOMAS; DIAGNOSIS; MENINGES; METASTASES; NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; PATIENTS; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; MEMBRANES; NEOPLASMS; NERVOUS SYSTEM; ORGANS; TOMOGRAPHY; 550602* - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5600534
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CTKED
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 199-204
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Koizumi, H, Ono, N, Horikoshi, S, Uki, J, and Takeda, F. Computed tomography in meningeal carcinomatosis. Japan: N. p., 1982. Web.
Koizumi, H, Ono, N, Horikoshi, S, Uki, J, & Takeda, F. Computed tomography in meningeal carcinomatosis. Japan.
Koizumi, H, Ono, N, Horikoshi, S, Uki, J, and Takeda, F. 1982. "Computed tomography in meningeal carcinomatosis." Japan.
@misc{etde_5600534,
title = {Computed tomography in meningeal carcinomatosis}
author = {Koizumi, H, Ono, N, Horikoshi, S, Uki, J, and Takeda, F}
abstractNote = {CT findings of meningeal carcinomatosis were studied in 17 patients (seven with lung cancer, two with breast cancer, one with gastric cancer, one with malignant melanoma, five with leukemia, and one with malignant lymphoma). The diagnosis was confirmed by a cytological survey of the cerebrospinal fluid and/or autopsy. Signs and symptoms caused by meningeal carcinomatosis at the CT examination varied from individual to individual. Those most frequently observed were signs of increased intracranial pressure, often accompanied by cranial nerve palsies, paresthesia, motor weakness, cerebellar signs, and nuchal stiffness, CT scan revealed evidence of meningeal carcinomatosis in ten cases out of the seventeen. CT evidences were obtained in 16.7% of the cases with hematologic malignancy and in 81.8% of those with non-hematologic malignancies. The CT findings of meningeal carcinomatosis may be summarized as follows: I. 1) Obliteration and narrowing of the cisterns and sulci, with contrast enhancement along them. 2) Enhanced spots/areas beneath the brain surface, with contrast enhancement. 3) Diffuse, slightly high density of the brain surface, with contrast enhancement. 4) Enhancement of the ventricular wall. 5) Hydrocephalus. II. 1) No CT abnormalities.}
journal = {CT Kenkyu; (Japan)}
volume = {4:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1982}
month = {Apr}
}