Squamous cell carcinomatous meningitis

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Syed M. Karim (1*), Victor E. Nava (2), Edina Paal (3), Steven H. Krasnow (4), MacArthur Drake Jr. (5)

1 Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, United States.
2 Pathology Service, VA Medical Center, Washington, United States.
3 Pathology Service, VA Medical Center, Washington, United States.
4 Oncology Section, VA Medical Center, Washington, United States.
5 Radiology Service, VA Medical Center, Washington, United States.
(*) Corresponding Author:
Syed M. Karim
steven.krasnow@med.va.gov

Abstract

A case of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis due to a poorly differentiated malignancy is presented. Immunohistochemistry was used to characterize it as a squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinomas rarely invade the meninges. There are few well-founded guidelines for managing patients with this condition. Prognosis is generally poor. A literature review of this entity is provided.

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Karim, S. M., Nava, V. E., Paal, E., Krasnow, S. H., & Drake Jr., M. (2011). Squamous cell carcinomatous meningitis. Oncology Reviews, 3(3), 169-172. https://doi.org/10.4081/oncol.2009.169